Illustrating And Describing The Animal Kingdom, With Its Wonders And Curiosities
A J Johnson, 1872. Two (2) volumes. FIRST EDITION, later printing. Morocco leather, bright gilt titles, spine covering missing covers detached but in place. Text block tightly bound, some pages dog eared with small chips and closed tears, but overall very good rebinding candidate. Frontispiece with page guard, wonderful Victorian natural history filled with wonderous “facts” of the era. “Illustrating And Describing The Animal Kingdom, With Its Wonders And Curiosities, From Man, Through All The Divisions, Classes, And Orders, To The Animalculae In A Drop Of Water, Showing The Habits, Structure, And Classification Of Animals, With Their Relations To Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, And The Arts. Beautifully Illustrated With 1,500 Lifelike Engravings.“ Many of the described species may now in fact be extinct or greatly endangered at this point. Engraving by S. G. Goodrich, known for his pedagogical expertise & production of research books of merit. Index and Appendix, as well as 6 pages of endorsements of this edition by scientists of the day. 1418 pages (Vol I - 680 + 35 & Vol II - 682 +15 + 6).