Volumes 1 through 6, complete. Large folio (13" tall x 10" wide), brown cloth with gilt and black decorations. Front hinge on vols. 1,3 and 6 cracked, vol. 4 starting, back hinge of vol. 5 cracked. Vol. 2 rear board detached and spine is attached by front hinge only. Covers have some light rubbing and spotting, edge wear, corners bumped. Some corners frayed, as are tops and bottoms of spines. Pages all firmly attached, lightly tanned, sparse foxing. Page edges gilt all around. Plentiful full-page color plates and numerous black-and-white illustrations in text. Rare full set. Heavy set. Additional shipping charges will be calculated upon ordering. Bookseller Inventory # 000050
Title: Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our ...
Publisher: Selmar Hess
Publication Date: 1885
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Book Description Selmar Hess, New York, 1898. Half Morocco Leather. Book Condition: Good. 6 Volumes. Each volume is half dark brown morocco leather with brown cloth boards. The front board has been blind stamped gilt decorated and lettered. Has has six raised bands with a toolwork and gilt lettering. All volumes (except Volume I and V) are in very good condition externally but rubbed. Volume * has mild chipping to the spine with loss at top & bottom of spine. Volume V has much chipping and the front board is starting. VolumeVI has mild discoloration of the cloth of the front board. All edges gilt. Internally excellent condition. 42 full page color (chromolithograph) plates. Numerous other full page and smaller woodcuts. Illustrated throughout with black & white and color chromolithograph illustrations. Record of many different animals from mammals to birds to fish to reptiles. Overall GOOD condition. Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 009059