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Humble Creatures. The Earthworm and The Common Housefly. In Eight Letters by  J Braxton Hicks James Samuelson - 1st Edition - 1858 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Humble Creatures. The Earthworm and The Common Housefly. In Eight Letters

by James Samuelson, J Braxton Hicks

Condition: Very Good/N


London: John Van Voorst, 1858 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with gilt titles to spine and blind stamped decorative cloth to boards. The binding has light wear including some pulling to the spine. Internally there is a signature to the bottom of the front pastedown endpaper and a price impression to the top of the fep. With black and white frontispiece with tissue guard, title page, and text with a further 7 plates. 78 pp with 2 page publisher's list at the rear. There is a little marking where the tissue guard has been attached to the frontispiece; and a small mark on Plate V reflected on the opposing text page. Contents in very good clean condition, slightly shaken and with occasional roughness to the top page edge where the page has been opened.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032438
  • Title: Humble Creatures. The Earthworm and The Common Housefly. In Eight Letters
  • Author: James Samuelson, J Braxton Hicks
  • Illustrator: James Samuelson, J Braxton Hicks
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Van Voorst
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1858
  • Keywords: victorian natural history; samuelson; earthworms; flies
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Entomology/Insects;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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