London: Ward, Lock and Co., 1889. [Natural History] FIFTH EDITION. Octavo (18 x 13cm), pp.xx; 381; . With 16 full page engraving, including a frontispiece, as well as occasional in-text illustrations. Publisher's green cloth titled in gilt to spine, and in black to upper. Green patterned endpapers. School prize plate dated 1889 to flyleaf; a contemporary hand-written quotation from the Philobiblon of Richard de Bury (1287-1345) to a large white label on front pastedown. Spotting to preliminaries, with a Newcastle bookseller's blind stamp to rear flyleaf. Hinges split with netting holding; textblock dropped. Only very light wear to cloth. Very good. Item #56089
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