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Tenby: a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse - 1st Edition - 1856 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Tenby: a sea-side holiday

by Philip Henry Gosse

Condition: Good/N


LONDON : John van Voorst, 1856 A classic work on the natural history of the sea shore. It gives a detailed record of a summer holiday that Gosse spent in Tenby studying the shoreline and the wide variety of species that he found. it has 24 partly coloured plates of sea creatures - some microscopic. It is in the original green decorative cloth binding which has had a cloth case repair. It has a new green cloth spine to match with leather label and gilt titles. The contents are tight and in generally good condition with some brown spotting. A previous owner has written the magnification (x110) in ink at the bottom of one of the plates.


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