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Jottings During the Cruise of H M S Curacoa - Brenchley, Julius L - 1873. 
London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873 487 pages indexed, plus folding colored frontispiece; nine un-numbered plates in main text of which one is color; and 50 natural history plates after J. Smit, G. H. Ford, and A. G. Butler. These include 21 bird plates after Smit and four butterfly plates after Butler. The remaining plates are after Ford, and include four reptile plates (uncolored), ten fish plates (five are uncolored), seven shell plates and three insect plates. Of the natural history plates, all but nine of Ford's reptile plates are hand colored. Folding map at rear, preceding index. All plates except the frontispiece remain tissue guarded. Green cloth over beveled boards with gilt lettering and decoration. Rebacked, retaining most of cloth spine covers. Cloth is rubbed, and shows some wear at corners. Top hinge is cracked and a little loose. First few leaves with foxing, affecting some of the folding frontis plate, and title page at gutter. Front free end leaf and half title page show chips along upper edge, and ffep with previous penciled dealer notes. Plates are generally very good, but are a little darkened along edges. Tissue guards are a bit tattered. . First Edition. Cloth - Hard Cover. Good-/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by J. Smit; G. H. Ford; & A. G. Butler.
[Bookseller: Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps]
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