London. George Routledge and Sons. No date. Circa 1890.
8 color wood engraved plates, black and white in-text illustrations, viii + 198pp, index, 16mo, cloth-covered boards (hardbound) with embossed gilt lettering on spine. Overall good condition: cloth mottled, a few pages foxed, edge tears on a few pages up to 3/4 inch one repaired neatly with tape, one page has 1 3/4 x 1/2 inch and 1/2 x 1/4 inch paper loss not affecting text (carelessly opened). One of the Victorian popular natural history works with beautiful color plates. Item #29800