PICTORIAL CABINET OF MARVELS, Ca. 1880s Woodblock Color Plates, Natural History
Pictorial Cabinet of Marvels: History of Science, Discovery, Invention, Natural History, Travel and Adventure — Circa 1880's, Filled with Gorgeous Woodblock Color Plates
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co., London (1880s)
Rare edition of "The Pictorial Cabinet of Marvels, circa 1880s, "Comprising the marvels of natural phenomena; wonders of art; daring deeds by land and sea; marvelous discoveries and inventions; wonders and curiosities of natural history; remarkable men; personal adventures in field and flood; and a variety of other interesting reading." "Illustrated with numerous wood engravings by eminent English and foreign artists." In overall excellent condition. Dark red boards with gilt decorations; 312 pages. Boards and binding are solid and tight, with remains of a paste-down on inside board and corresponding blank page, and slight shelf-wear overall. Former owner's name on first blank page. The pages are crisp and clean save slight tear in the tissue paper of the frontispiece. A fascinating and beautiful pictorial guide and documentation with text and wood engravings of discoveries and curiosities of the 19th century.