Common Objects of the Sea Shore; Including Hints for an Aquarium. J. G. Wood.
Common Objects of the Sea Shore; Including Hints for an Aquarium
Common Objects of the Sea Shore; Including Hints for an Aquarium

Attractively Illustrated with Color Plates

Common Objects of the Sea Shore; Including Hints for an Aquarium

Notes: An introduction to tide-pool life and a handful of birds found on the coast of Great Britain. Illustrated by "Mr. Sowerby", probably one of the George Sowerbys, with in-text cuts and 12 color plates.

A note on the plate count: the index at the back calls for 13 plates, but under plate "G", it refers to p. 9 (all other plates have lists of the species depicted); the reference seems to be to a small engraving of a sandpiper, which actually appears on p. 12.

[vi], 204 pages. 4-3/8 by 6-7/8 inches.

Edition + Condition: Second edition. A good to very good copy, with general wear and a bit of staining to the red cloth. Complete with 12 plates, printed in color with hand-colored highlights. With a gift inscription dated 1888.

Publication: London: G. Routledge & Co., 1858.

Item No: #307620

Price: $50

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