MANUAL OF THE PRACTICAL NATURALIST OR DIRECTIONS FOR COLLECTING, PREPARING AND PRESERVING SUBJECTS OF NATURAL HISTORY
first editionHard Cover
Boston: Lilly and Wait | Carter, Hendee and Babcock, 1831. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good binding. Sensible of the "recent formation in [Boston] of a society of Natural History" [Introduction, xi], the author wished to encourage the collection of various specimens. In the publisher's green boards, with a previous owner name penned to the top of the front board and dated 1833. Engraved frontispiece with tissue guard is present. There is a name stamp on the pastedown and mild evidence of a bookplate removal. A study copy with shelfwear and minor loss to the spine. Remnant of spine label is present. Very Good binding. (Inventory #: 275989)
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