"First published in 2005" stated on copyright page; North American Trap Collectors Association, Inc. publishers, smaller softbound; very good condition with unmarked pages.
This well illustrated and authoritative work on the history of the Mouse trap is the only one of its kind. Readers who want to know the background to all the many varieties of mouse traps that still throng the shelves of their local supermarkets, hardware stores and garden centres will find it all here. Not only that. They will also learn that the manufacture of mouse traps, based on necessity, gave rise of one of the earliest technologies known to man. His most successful endeavours over many centuries to produce ever better mouse traps are faithfully recorded, together with some of the names of the inventors and manufacturer who made this possible. In addition many of the weird and wonderful inventions that fell by the wayside are figured to emphasise the quite extraordinary inventive energy that has been pitted against the house mouse, especially over the last two centuries.