Very Good. Item #7462
London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin, ca. 1870s. Large, thick quarto; contemporary half gilt-ruled morocco over cloth, gilt spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers; xxviii,737pp.; 118 plates, hundreds of text illus. throughout. Boards scuffed with exposure at corners, spine sunned and leather dried, stock a bit toned and brittle due to inferior paper quality, contemporary ownership inscription (1877) to front flyleaf; overall Very Good, internally sound.