The Common Objects of the Sea Shore; including hints for an Aquarium
By Wood, John G.
Pp. (vi), (1), 2-204; 12 full page color plates, numerous text-figures (woodcuts). Publisher’s original blue cloth, spine is lettered in gilt and with elaborate gilt figure (flying bird, crab, fishes, Manta-ray, seaweed), front and rear covers stamped in blind with ornamental scroll patterns, original pale yellow endpapers, sm 8vo (7 x 4.5 inches). This early Victorian era book captures the appeal of walking on the seashore and collecting objects that could be used in aquaria. This was the period when having an aquarium in your house become popular. Wood was a popular writer of natural history books. He was commissioned by publisher George Routledge to write this handbook and several others. No ownership marks.
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|Condition Description||Wear to head and foot of the spine and to outer board edges and outer joints, gilt on spine is dull making it difficult to read, the text and fine color plates are bright and clean; overall a good solid copy.|