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Popular Scripture Zoology, Containing A Familiar History of the Animals Mentioned in the Bible, by Maria Catlow.
Published 1852, London by Reeve and Benham.
360 pages. Text in English. Complete with 16 lovely hand colored plates.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end pages.
Book is 160+ years old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding well age worn but still appealing, leather and joints heavily scuffed and rubbed but still supple, front joint broken/ cracked, front cover loosened but still fairly strongly reattached at text block hinge, book should to be handled with some care, remains overall attractive as an object from the middle 19th century.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 5" W.