16mo brown gilt pictorial & blindstamped cloth (tips worn). Inscription to front end paper "Mary Field the gift of her uncle James Atkins 1848". All Edges Gilt iv +32 +32 +32 +32 +32pp. Contains: The Animalcule, The Coral-Maker, The Sea-Star, The Lobster and The Fish. Each section has a title or half title, the 2nd & 5th title having full imprint information and bearing the dates 1846 & 1842 respectively. The other parts have illustrated half titles. Our item was also issued as 5 separate parts of 32pp in card covers. A previous owner has laid in some plant leaves & petals which have left slight marks mainly in the gutter margin. *The British Library notes that Wonders of the Waters by author of Uncle Ned's Stories of the Tropics published in 1878 "is a different work from that published in 1842, bearing the same title."
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