London: Richard Bentley, 1883. Octavo. Item #022002
The 9th edition, entirely new and revised edition. xii, 436pp. includes 26 plates and several textual drawings. An amazing compendium of all that was known in the early 1870's. Yet this book was intended for intelligent juveniles though today would be difficult to understand for many college students. Very nice charts on the phases of the moon, eclipses, and comets. Bound in full brown polished calf, boards trimmed in a decorative gilt, rasied bands with compartments fully gilt decorated, red morocco spine label gilt, all edges marbled with matching endpapers, minor spots of rubbing.