Natural History of Quadrupeds Medical Uses 1772 Brookes book w/ 21 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Bools, Leather Books, Zoology, Natural History, Quadrupeds, Frogs, Lizards, Medical Properties).
The Natural History of Quadrupeds, Including Amphibious Animals, Frogs and Lizards, with Their Properties and Uses in Medicine, by R. Brookes.
Published 1772, London for T. Carnan & F. Newbery.
408 pages plus index. Text in English. Illustrated with 21 engraved animal plates.
Antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, marbled covers and end papers, lacking spine leather. Offered as an 18th century engraved plate book which is in poor exterior physical condition and could lack a plate or two (no signs of this but it is possible).
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound- couple pages are detached, one leaf has slight loss along fore edge, various signs of handling.
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 3/4" H x 4" W.