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Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals by Philip Henry Gosse - 1st Edition - 1860 - from E C Books and

Actinologia Britannica. A History of the British Sea-Anemones and Corals

by Philip Henry Gosse

Condition: Very Good/N

LONDON : John Van Voorst, 1860 A very good copy of the 1st edition of what is considered to be one of Gosse's finest works. With colour-printed frontispiece, 10 further colour printed plates, and 1 plain plate engraved by Dickes from Gosse's drawings. In red full leather binding with marbled page edges and endpapers. The boards are very nice and bright with a little wear to corners. The spine with gilt compartments and title label has had some repair and has lost gilt outlining to the design, together with a little of the title label. There is some brown spotting to the reverse of the endpapers, preliminaries and end leaves. The text and plates are generally in very good condition with occasional spotting and slight brown toning towards page edges. P 152 has a very small loss from the bottom page margin, and it looks as though pp 151-156 have had the bottom page corner folded over at some point. 362pp including index.


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