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1st ed. thus, 4to., (13 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches). 30 hand-colored engraved plates. Original publisher's brown cloth, blind decorations, gilt titles. Whymper was an English wood engraver, book illustrator and watercolor painter who specialized in riverscapes. He was also well known for his fine engravings of animals, fish, and landscapes for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (as here). The plates were first published in 1846 and this collected edition in 1849. They were offered both colored and uncolored versions. Scenes depicted include the Aurora Borealis, Geysers of Iceland, Niagra Falls, Icebergs, Coral Reefs, San Storms, Volcanoes, etc. CONDITION: Fair; the thirty plates are all fine -- no foxing or tears, an occasional spot of light soiling in the margins not affecting text or image. Title page is disbound and free end paper missing. Front cover is disbound, spine absent, and moderate surface wear throughout. You are buying it for the plates.
Title: Thirty Plates Illustrative of Natural Phenomena, Etc. with a short description annexed to each plate.
Publisher: London: The Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge: 1849
Book Condition: Fair
Item: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: k190220e
Keywords: geology, volcanoes