Principles of Biology 1897 Herbert Spencer leather 2v setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Book Bindings, 19th Century Books, Sciences, Biology, Evolution, Herbert Spencer).
The Principles of Biology, by Herbert Spencer.
Published 1897, New York by D. Appleton and Company.
2 volumes. 492, 598 pages. Text in English.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, top edges gilt, deckled edges, some pages uncut as issued. Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, some old stains. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Part of a larger series, this work/ topic complete unto themselves.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Some small minor chipping to spine heads. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 8 1/8" H x 5 1/2" W.