THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDEN
Illustrated by Gustav Canton
Published by Joseph, Myers & Co.. circa. 1863
Good condition. "An Invitation to the Youth of both Sexes to contemplate animated nature in 16 plates designed and engraved on stone by Gustavus Canton. Text according to the best and latest authorities on natural sciences". Large format. Embossed navy cloth with gilt title and decoration to front cover. 97 pages. Cream endpapers.
Spine and corners bumped and worn, spine professionally re-backed retaining original cloth. Cover edges lightly rubbed. Covers a bit grubby. Name and date in ink to front endpaper. Joints cracked and repaired, Small binders sticker to rear pastedown. There is foxing and grubby fingermarks throughout and there are light damp stains to the plates (mainly evident on verso but some do show stains to front, however, colours are still bright on all plates). A decent copy of a very scarce book.
Stock no. 1311370