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A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species by Ralph Tate - 1st Edition - 1866 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species

by Ralph Tate

Condition: Very Good/N


London : Robert Hardwicke, 1866 A very good to near fine copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative green cloth binding with 11 hand coloured plates and figures in the text. Produced at the height of the Victorian 'get to know nature' period, this book gives a simplified account of the British Mollusca and was intended for young people and new students. The binding has a decorative gilt snail to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. Internally the original brown endpapers are present; there is a frontispiece, title page; text and index with 10 further colour plates; and 4 p publisher's catalogue at the rear. The plate index calls for 11 plates; there is mention of a title page illustration - this is in fact refers to the gilt snail on the front board. The binding is very bright and clean. The spine is slightly darkened and with a little pulling at the top and bottom; there is a little rubbing to corners. The contents are in very good to near fine condition with little obvious marking.


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