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4to. 7.25 x 10 inches. Vol. I, xlix + 74 pp. [iv] + 92 + [2] pp. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with blind stamped borders on front boards enclosing gilt block. A little wear to extremities, front hinge starting to crack, Vol. I and small damp stain on top margins of some centre pages in Vol. II; otherwise a very good set. 1904 decorated library bookplates. Illustrated by 80 pages of chromolithograph plates, each preceded by a blank page, containing 384 figures. Decorated by publisher's devices on titles pages. An accessible and well illustrated study of British sea weeds, based on the four volume account by Professor William Henry Harvey (1811-66), Phycologia Britannica (1846-51). Each of the eighty chromolithograph plates is accompanied by a two page letterpress description of each figure. Margaret Gatty, n?e Scott (1809-73) was a children's author and amateur marine biologist, who built up an important collection of material and corresponded with the most distinguished scientists in this field. An earlier edition without plates appeared from the same publishers in 1863. (Freeman 1315).

[Stock No. 26093]

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