Marvels Of Pond Life, Or A Year’s Microscopic Recreations
Groombridge and Sons.
Small 8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. xii + 147 +  Pp. publisher's advertisements. Bound in original red cloth with black borders on boards, enclosing decorative gilt titles on front board. All edges gilt. Spine sunned and chipped at head and tail and front hinge starting to crack; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by 7 lithographic plates, including frontispiece and by text figures. Decorated by initials and tailpiece vignettes. A month by month popular guide to microscopical pond invertebrates. Henry James Slack (1818-96) was a journalist, advocate of liberal reforms and an amateur microscopist. The first edition of this title appeared in 1861 and it was reissued until 1899.
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