1899 The Sea and its Wonders
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Illustrated, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce
Scarce work. Illustrated with frontispiece, vignette, sixteen plates and many in-text images. Collated complete. A detailed work on the oceans, with reference to currents, gulf streams, cyclones, creatures of the deep, oxygen, different types of fish, shell fish, sea birds, medicines from the sea, and much more. Written by Elizabeth and Mary Kirby, English writers and illustrators of natural science books and books for children. Their lifelong writing partnership helped to popularize science.
In the original quarter blue cloth binding with pictorial paper covered boards. Externally, sound with rubbing and light bumping to the extremities. Slight loss to the corners of the boards through chipping. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with light age toning to the endpapers. Contemporary ink inscription to the front endpaper.
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