Dimensions: 23.5cm x 16.5cm x 5cm. Original publisher's brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and black edging on front and back. Pastedowns and front and back end pages plain brown. Fold out chart at page 562 - intact and secure. 606 pages. This book is a scientific textbook, produced around the time of Darwin's 'The Origin of Spiecies' (1859). In the preface, the Author considers the juxtaposition of science and theology, a debate which was considered most important at the time. A fascinating read - to see the difference and similarities between what they knew (and dared to print) and what we know now.
|Publisher: Lippincott & Co|
|Date published: 1875|
|Condition: Frayed around the edges and bumped top and bottom of spine. Damage to top of spine with half inch tear. A little parting of seam in front and about 3 inches of detachment of back board from back end page at spine. Some loosening of spine. Ownership signature on ffep. Frontispiece (Reindeer engraved on bone) with tissue guard in situ (a little stained). Minor staining on title page. Pages tight and clean with very minor age discolouration and binding stitching showing in places.Page edges slightly browned with age - top darker.|