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The gallery of nature . . . tour through creation

MILNER, Rev Thomas

Published by Wm. S. Orr, London, 1849
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With illustrated frontispiece, 2 title pages (1 illustrated), 4 engraved folding maps of the moon, a beautiful hand-colored meteorological map of the world, and hundreds of wood and steel engravings throughout by G.F. Sargent, E. Radcliffe and others. Contemporary full calf, gilt spine; foxing on frontispiece and title as well as on the blank margins of a few of the plates, otherwise interior clean. Inscription on flyleaf presenting copy to Mrs. Geo. G. Sterns from Storm Smith, dated Oct. 1, 1852, and another inscription presenting the book to Jessie from her father dated August, 1887. First printed in 1846, this popularization of science book found great success in both Great Britain and America, with numerous editions. The author takes on astronomy, physical geography and geology in an attempt to teach these basic sciences in a popular cultural manner (lots of illustrations).Milner (d. 1882) was the author of numerous works, many involving science and religion, including Astronomy and scripture illustrated (1843), as well as travel books on the Baltic, the Crimea, and Russia. oclc. no copies of this edition, 1846 is first and 1 copy 1848. Bookseller Inventory # 14577

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Title: The gallery of nature . . . tour through ...

Publisher: Wm. S. Orr, London

Publication Date: 1849

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