London: John Weale, 1851-54. First edition. Green Cloth Over Embossed Boards. 12mo, pp. 330 plus 24 pages of plates and 24 pages of explanation. Part II includes pp. 24 of publisher's new works. Includes 233 in-text b/w illustrations, plus woodcuts by A. N. Waterhouse and steel engravings by J. W. Lowry. Good+, some pages loose but present, light foxing and staining on page edges, interiors otherwise clean and bright. Item #12955
A delightful and comprehensive study for its time by a professor of geology and natural history, with many detailed illustrations and 24 engraved plates. Two parts of an eventual 3 part manual.