1867 Legends of Savage Life
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
The first edition of this wonderful volume, in which Greenwood presents tales about wild animals, particularly those found in Africa and North America.
In this volume, Greenwood relays the stories of wild animals trapped by native tribesmen, even hinting at cannibalism amongst the savages.
Illustrated with thirty-six engravings of animals by illustrator Ernest Griset, known for his grotesque illustrations of animals, and humorous interpretations of his subjects. Collated, complete.
With a former owner's inscription to the recto of the frontispiece.
With four pages of advertisements to the rear.
A lovely copy of this thrilling work. Griset's illustrations in the American edition were reviewed by Harper's Magazine as 'full of life, and of a certain grim and grotesque humor, without being any where vulgar, debasing, or bloody'.
In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, exceptionally bright, with light bumping to spine head and tail. Front hinge lightly strained, but firmly held. Inscription to recto of frontispiece. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright, with the odd light handling mark.
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