The Sea And Its Living Wonders.
Longmans, Green, and Co.
A popular account of the marvels of the deep and of the progress of maritime discovery from the earliest ages to the present time. by dr. g. hartwig. fifth edition. with numerous woodcuts and plates.
8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. xx + 524 pp. Bound in Maidstone Grammar School prize presentation binding in full calf, gilt borders on boards, enclosing gilt block of school arms on front board; spine in compartments elaborately decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt. Inner dentelles. Marbled endpaper. All edges marbled. A little wear to extremities with tops of boards sunned. Some foxing of fly leaves and occasionally elsewhere, largely confined to margins. School prize label of 1878 on front pastedown. Illustrated by 8 engraved plates, including frontispiece, folding colour Map of the Globe and by numerous wood engravings in text. A well illustrated detailed survey of the contemporary state of knowledge of the world of the seas and oceans. The three sections of the book cover The physical geography of the sea, the inhabitants of the sea and the progress of maritime discovery. First published in English in 1860 it was a translation from the fourth German edition. Dr. Georg Hartwig (1813-80) was a German scientific writer, who published several other popular treatises, including The Tropical World, The Polar World and Volcanoes and Earthquakes. In a handsome school prize presentation binding.
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