The Aquarium: Its Inhabitants, Structure, and Management
By Taylor, J. W.
Pp. xv, (1), 316, (4, ads); 239 text-figures (mostly woodcuts). Publisher’s original decorated brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt and gilt vignette of snail, front covered bordered in black and with two central vignettes of an aquarium with water plants, a fish and a salamander (upper) and a lobster (lower), the title and author are also stamped in gilt, all page edges in gilt, jet black clay-coated endpapers, sm 8vo. In this volume the author presents his views on public aquaria. Taylor discusses their history and construction and he explains the different forms of aquaria as well as the various plants and animals housed in them. Taylor provides superb illustrations of the aquaria and of the plants and animals kept in them (modified from the first page of the preface). The first edition was published in 1876; this second edition appeared in 1881. No ownership marks and no signs of use.
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|Condition Description||A touch of edge wear to the outer joint; a very bright and clean copy in fine condition.|