The Riverside Natural History - 6 volumes

By: Kingsley, John Sterling (Ed)

Price: $570.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Six volumes (complete). A stout, confident set. Each has an ex-libris plate (for Herbert Wilson with family arms) on the front pastedowns. Green boards with black stamped decoration. Gilt titling. The boards are benign with some shelving wear about the edges, corners, seams. The spines have shelving wear to head and foot, scuffing along the body, dulling. The boards are scuffed, marked by hand and storage, some dulling. They are steady, sound, sure. Volume I: Lower Invertebrates. Guttering along first free page is cracked. The book's security is unaffected. The pages are wonderfully clear, the colour plates are vibrant, bright. Volume II: Crustacea and Insects. Front pastedown has manufacturing wear. Condition as with volume I. Volume III: Fishes and Insects. No frontispiece or title page (as intended??). Boards and spine as with volume I. The contents are fresh, secure, very confident and clean. Volume IV: The Birds. Boards and spine are as with volume I. Within, the front pastedown has wear. The title page, frontispiece and contents page bundle is loose (and included). The contents are placid, clean, clear, assiduously tidy, generously produced. Volume V: Mammals. Boards and spine as with volume I. Title page has some short tears. The frontispiece was stuck to the tissue guard with consequent injury (slight) to the illustration. The contents are smart, clean, clear, agreeable. Volume VI: Man. Boards and spine are as with volume I. The frontispiece has the tissue guard stuck to it. The contents page has a short closed tear. The plate listing page has a biro scribble mark. Otherwise, the pages are benign, placid, certain, convivial, diligent. Please note that due to weight of the set, should the books need be posted to the outside of South Africa, extra postal charges may be required. fk. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.

Title: The Riverside Natural History - 6 volumes

Author Name: Kingsley, John Sterling (Ed)

Categories: Natural History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London: 1888

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 82rh