1877-1888 Hardwicke's Science-Gossip: An Illustrated Medium of Interchange and Gossip for Students and Lovers of Nature
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Colour Plates, First Edition, Illustrated, Leather Binding
Twelve volumes of the popular monthly science magazine 'Hardwicke's Science-Gossip', from 1877 to 1888, volumes XIII to XXIV, bound in four smart half morocco volumes.
With each individual volume retaining its original title page and half title, and illustrated throughout.
Present here are volumes XX and XXI, containing the magazine's 'Graphic Microscopy' issues, featuring bright colour plates of enlarged views of flora and fauna. With twelve colour plates to volume XX, and a further twelve to volume XXI. Collated, complete.
Edited by John Ellor Taylor, the popular-science magazine was termed 'the favourite journal for amateurs devoted to Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences', initially running from 1865 to 1893, with issues providing fascinating insights into the rapid scientific developments of the Victorian era.
With articles covering botany, zoology, the geological discoveries of Charles Lyle, and 'The Seals and Wales of the British Isles'.
With the bookplate of the National Lending Library for Science and Technology to the front pastedown of three volumes, and no further library markings present.
In half morocco bindings, with marbled paper covered boards, and gilt detailing to back strips. Rubbing to back strips, most concentrated to heads and tails. Rubbing also to joints and board perimeters, with losses to the leather in these regions. Library bookplate to front pastedown of three volumes, with evidence of bookplate removal to front free endpaper of another volume. Internally, firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean, with only the occasional spot.
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