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THE INSTRUCTIVE PICTURE BOOK or a Few Attractive Lessons from the Natural History of Animals
Edinburgh, Edmonston and Douglas, 1859.. Third edition 1859 with many new illustrations by J. B., J. Stewart, and others. Folio, 330 x 210 mm, 12¾ x 8¼ inches, red cloth backed cream boards, hand coloured full page illustration of Solan geese on upper cover, yellow endpapers, engraved black and white extra title page repeating the cover illustration, 62 pages of description of the plates, 29 beautiful double page hand coloured plates, 3 page Classified Index of the subjects of the animal kingdom, figured or alluded to in this book, tipped onto the verso of the rear endpaper. The first 14 plates show a mixture of reptiles, insects, fish and wild and domestic animals, the next 11 show superb illustrations of wild, exotic and domestic birds, the last 4 show snakes, sharks, fish and butterflies. Very small splits at top of hinges, 1 tiny split on upper hinge, margins slightly discoloured on upper cover, lower corners of both covers have a slight crease and are slightly worn, lower cover slightly stained, final text page lightly browned, very slight signs of handling to margins of some plates, otherwise plates clean and bright. A very good complete copy. First published in 1857 with 30 double page plates with slightly different content and only 18 pages of description. 10 of the plates in the first edition are not related to natural history. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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