The Living World: A Complete Natural History of the World's Creatures, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects, Birds and Mammals. Founded upon the Theory of the Progression of Species, . . . and the Harmony of Nature. . . ..
by BUEL, James W. (1849-1920).
Philadelphia:: Historical Publishing, 1889., 1889. 4to. [ii], 722 pp. Chromolithographic frontis., 8 chromolithographic plates [facing pp. Frontis., 8, 56, 130, 276, 528, 648, 664], more than 1200 engravings, index; some leaves brittle along extremities. Original brown decorative black, silver- and gilt-stamped cloth; soiled, worn, cellophane tape applied to first and last leaves at gutter. Ownership signature of Ralph Manheimer, Christmass 1893. Good. A beautifully illustrated compendium, written for young people, of writing on the animal kingdom, from mammals and birds to insects and crustaceans. FULL TITLE: The Living World: A Complete Natural History of the World's Creatures, Fishes, Reptiles, Insects, Birds and Mammals. Founded upon the Theory of the Progression of Species, and in Accordance with Genetic Revelation, Scriptural Truths, and the Harmony of Nature. With Introduction Describing the Geological Ages, Changes in the Earth's Crusts, Fossil Remains of Extinct Animals, and Monsters of the Ancient Seas. Replete with Anecdote, Incident and Adventure, Illustrative of the Habits of the Animals Described. Abounding with Thrilling Experiences, Wonderful Discovery, Exciting Episodes and Descriptions of the Marvellous Curiosities of Nature in all parts of the Globe.
(Inventory #: RW1338)
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