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A Popular History of British Crustacea; containing A Familiar Account of their Classification and Habits by Adam White - 1st Edition - 1857 - from E C Books and

A Popular History of British Crustacea; containing A Familiar Account of their Classification and Habits

by Adam White

Condition: Very Good/N

London : Lovell Reeve, 1857 A very good copy in the original decorative cloth binding with 20 hand coloured plates by G B Sowerby. This volume is part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series designed for young people and those starting out to study the natural world. The binding has gilt decoration and titles to the spine and a gilt crab design to the front board, with blind stamped decoration to both boards. Internally a list of Reeve's publications has been inserted before the front endpaper. With half title, frontispiece, title page, text with 19 further plates, and publisher's advert at the rear. The cloth binding has been rebacked, relaying the original spine, so it is sound and tight. The cloth has some fading particularly to the spine but is clean with a bright gilt crab. There is an armorial bookplate of James Cowan to the front pastedown which is a little grubby.The contents are in very good clean condition. The rear endpaper has a slight fold. Light toning to page edges. Size 13.5 x 16.8 cms.


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