Jenny and the Insects [HAND-COLORED PLATES]

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: VG-

Full morocco, ornately decorated in blind with decorated title cartouche on front and rear panels in gilt, five raised bands and blind-decorated spine panel, bevelled edges, dentilled inner edges, text block edges in gilt. Leather is lightly scuffed in spots, lightly rubbed along joints, and the front joint is cracked, with light evidence of repair and holding very well. Lacking leather above 2nd raised band from top (approx. 25% of spine panel). Period gift inscription, dated Christmas 1863, on front blank. 298 pp. Illustrated with 7 (of an apparent 8) delicately hand-colored engraved plates, all with intact tissue guards, with additional uncolored illus. set within text. (The binding shows no tabs or evidence of a plate having been detached, so we must conclude that one of the 8 plates typically found in this volume was never bound in.) The plates' subjects are all wildlife, ranging from a lovely frontis. engraving of butterflies and several other colorful plates of insects to several more subdued plates of mammals. Clean interior, slightly toned. Graded as VG- owing to partially lacking spine panel, but with a lovely interior, could be considerably enhanced by rebacking.

Title: Jenny and the Insects [HAND-COLORED PLATES]

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Categories: Children's, Natural History, Biology, Environmental Science,

Publisher: Philadelphia and New York, American Sunday-School Union: 1857

Binding: Full-Leather

Book Condition: VG-

Type: Book

Size: 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall

Seller ID: 013928