London: Harrison, 1865. Third edition. Original Cloth. 8vo (20.4 x 12.5 cm). Original green cloth. Collation: [v] vi-xvi,  2-272, [2 - ads] pp., Albumen frontispiece and LVI engraved plates. The binding has some wear at ends of spine and corners. The front cover has some buckling of cloth along fore edge. Ink signature of previous owner on front pastedown. The front free end paper has been reattached at gutter. There is presentation note to "S. Cartwright Esq|with the author's kind regards" on the half title page. There is some dusting on some of the plates as well as some edge wear. This is a partially unopened copy. Good +. Item #000090
This work had gone through a number of editions and is a rare book with an original albumen print of 13 biological specimens.