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Second edition. Humble Creatures; Part I. In Eight Letters by James Samuelson. Assisted by J. Braxton Hicks. With Microscopic Illustrations by the Authors. viii, 79 pp + 16 pp catalogue natural history books published by Van Voorst, December 1858. Frontispiece, & 8 other intricately detailed b/w plates. A detailed account of the anatomy and biology of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris and the house fly Musca domestica. A little foxing around the extremities of the plates. Previous owner's bookplate on fep. Dark green cloth boards with gilt lettering on front board and spine. Blindstamp decoration on both boards. Top of spine and corners lightly rubbed. Overall condition VG+.
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