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The Natural History of Animals (Class Mammalia - Animals Which Suckle Their Young), in Word and Picture : Volumes I + II

Vogt, Carl; Specht, Friedrich

Published by Blackie & son, Limited, Glasgow, 1870
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Trumpington Fine Books Limited (Gilmilnscroft, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom)

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A well illustrated two volume set, no date - c 1870. This is the Subscribers' edition, specially prepared for William Pattison. Bound uniformly in original red cloth boards with a black and gilt embossed picture of a cheetah and her two cubs to the front boards and lettering to the spine with a small vignette of a deer and her foal. The books are profusely illustrated throughout with numeorus wood engravings and 15 full page illustration plates to Volume I and 25 full page plates to Volume II, all called for and all with tissue guards and each volume with a frontispiece plate. All edges gilt. Volume I has some bumps to all four corners and a few light bumps to the boards edges. There are several short splits of 0.5 cm to the cloth at the head and tail of the spine. There is some damp staining to the front edge of the rear board and mottling to the front board. Volume II has a a few light bumps to the board edges and there is a small gash, as if from a tooth mark to the front edge of the front board and several short splits to the cloth at the head and tail of the spine with some associated rubbing. There are also several light streaks to the rear board. Both volumes have light soiling to the spines. There is some foxing, also to both volumes, to the front and rear end papers and a little scattered light foxing to several tissue guards and to the periphery of a few illustration plates, not affecting the illustrations in anyway. A few tissue guards are a little creased. The books are internally clean and tight. A very good set. Shipping from the UK. Bookseller Inventory # 224248

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Title: The Natural History of Animals (Class ...

Publisher: Blackie & son, Limited, Glasgow

Publication Date: 1870

Binding: Original Cloth

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition Thus.

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