London: John Murray, 1849. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo (8vo). Very good- condition. Item #019771
Two volume set. Vol. I: xii, 368 pages. Vol. II: xii, 385 pages of text including an index. Original hardcover cloth bindings with minor to moderate shelfwear and rubbing; protected in archival mylar. The endpapers contain publisher's advertisement. In-text illustrations/figures. The textblocks remain relatively intact, but there is the beginnings of separation in a few instances, and several loose pages at the end of Vol. II. Previous owner's name in pencil on a front endpaper, that of Rev. E. F. Witts (1813-1886), with his pencil notations on a rear endpaper. Howes L574. Sabin 42763. First edition.