London: George Routledge and Sons, 1875. FINELY BOUND. Large Octavo, pp., 786 . With frequent in-text steel engravings by the Dalziel Brothers. In contemporary prize binding for Sir Joseph Williamson's Free School, Rochester. Full tan calf, recently re-backed with original gilt-decorated spine pasted over. Large armorial crest stamped to both boards, gilt to upper. All edges and endpapers marbled. School prize plate to front pastedown, dated 1879. A few thumb prints and minor tears to prelims. Moderate outer wear; re-backed to a robust, usable condition. Good overall. First published as the second part of a three book series c.1862, vol. I being 'Mammalia', and vol. III 'Reptiles, Fishes, Molluscs etc.'. Item #47899
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