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Tenby: a sea-side holiday by Philip Henry Gosse - 1st Edition - 1856 - from E C Books (SKU: 032347)

Tenby: a sea-side holiday

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Tenby: a sea-side holiday

by Philip Henry Gosse

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  • hardcover
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LONDON : John van Voorst, 1856 A good copy of this classic work on the natural history of the sea shore, in original green decorative cloth binding with 24 plates, of which 20 are partly coloured. Contains a detailed record of a summer holiday that Gosse spent in Tenby studying the shoreline and the wide variety of species that he found. The binding, with blind stamped decoration to both boards, is clean and bright, but with wear. There is pulling to the top and bottom of the spine, and some cloth wear at the front spine joint. The corners are bumped. The original endpapers are present , with slight damage at the front endpaper joint. There is an ink signature to the top of the half title page. With frontispiece (image partly showing through to the back of the paper); tissue guard; title page; preface; contents; plate list; text and index 400pp; advert for Marine Natural HIstory Class; advert for forthcoming publication of Sea Anemones; 4 further pages of adverts. Contents very clean. Small ink note to bottom margin of p 258.


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Tenby: a sea-side holiday
Philip Henry Gosse
P H Gosse and Vincent Brooks
Decorative Cloth
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Used - Good
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1st Edition
John van Voorst
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Date published
marine life; gosse; marine invertebrates; coastal life; sea-shore life; victorian natural history
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NATURAL HISTORY; Freshwater and Marine Life, including fish and fishing;
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.


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