London: Richard Bentley, 1871. Octavo. Item #025662
xii, 432 pages including xxv plates, 191 illustrations, folded plates, index. 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 3/4 red morocco over marbled paper covered boards with matching endpapers, raised bands with compartments fully lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, edges rubbed, corners somewhat worn, a very good copy.