Some of my books are now under an antique, collectible, or art categories -but you can...... I ALWAYS HAVE a good selection - - and PLEASE. To see my son's old books. A VERY RARE BOOK -a Victorian Gem!
It DOES have its title page. Bingley- prepared after laborious personal research, with the aid of the great works of Cuvier, Buffon, Wood, Dallas, Wilson, Audubon , Nuttall, Bonaparte, Agassiz, Jardine, Brewer, and many others. Full leather [tooled] binding with. Lettering, page edges & picture. Size = apx 9.75 " by 6.5".
He lists all the contents out. Its Varieties and Oddities: Comprising Graphic Descriptions of Nearly All Known Species of Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, Mollusca, & Animalculae the World Over, & Illustrating their Varied Habits, Modes of Life, & Distinguishing Peculiarities by Means of Delightful Anecdotes & Spirited Engravings.Contents - you name it - it is probably in here - from aboma to zebra, & everything in between - apes, badger, b eetles, butterflies, booby, bugs, cachalot, capybara, cats, coal tit, curculio, dabchick, daman, dogs, dotterel, flying dragon, eland, emu, flamingo, frogs, fury-worms, gad-fly my sister had 2 of these hatch out of her leg! , gannet, garganey, gnoo, gunard, gymnotus, hippo, hyran, ibex, jerboa, jaguar, ladybug, leeches, lynx, lytta, mantis, megapode, monkeys, moths, mya tribe, narwal, nyl ghau, and on and on.......
Several pages of index, this was just a small sampling. Please zoom in on photos carefully as they are part of the description. All of my books are VERY OLD and have wear.
Boards and textblock secure, however, the back cover was professionally re-attached and it now has a line down the whole back joint [see last picture]. And, somewhere in its life, someone re-glued the text-block & it is just a bit off, along with a small dab of glue left at the bottom of the text block [see picture #11]. Tips look pretty very good-just a bit worn.
Spine ends with just a bit of wear at the top. Back cover looks very good. The pages are very clean - just a few spots. Only 2 small rips that I saw.
Thin line of edge wear to the first 50 pages [see picture #11]. 3 small tip folds that I saw.
Name written on ffep and on the "presented to" page. Inner joints may have been re-taped a while back [they did a pretty good job]. Title page taped from behind at gutter about 4. Title page also has a very, very tiny hole. Gilt on page edges remains quite bright.
Separation between the last page and the back free endpapers due to the cover being re-attached. A VERY RARE BOOK, in any condition! Please Add me to your Favorites list. AND check back now and then to see what's new! Otherwise I can't send you a new invoice.
T can take up to 14 days to get back East [rare, but it does happen] I use. This book is very old and. May have accumulated bad smells along the way [musty basement/ mildew/ smoke]. Dryer sheets in them for a few months makes a world of difference! My nose doesn't work like it use to.
So the old book smell doesn't bother me. As far as I can tell -this book smell fine. The item "RARE ANTIQUE BOOK WORLD of WILD ANIMALS BEASTS BIRDS REPTILE FISH + SOLD $500" is in sale since Wednesday, April 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Price Guides & Publications". The seller is "craminn" and is located in Sherwood, Oregon.
This item can be shipped to United States.