POPULAR HISTORY OF BRITISH MOSSES, R.M. Stark, 1st/1st HC 1854 — Hand Plates
1854 Popular History of British Mosses, Robert M. Stark, First Edition First Printing HC Hand Plates Engravings, Scarce
Publisher: Lovell and Reeve, London (1854)
SCARCE book of the POPULAR HISTORY OF BRITISH MOSSES by Robert M. Stark, first edition from 1854. Brown leather hand-tooled boards with gilt decorations and lettering. Boards and binding are solid and tight save for cracking to the leather around the hinges, chipping to spine ends and some shelf-wear. Gorgeous illustrations, engravings and plates throughout the 322-page book. The pages and engravings are crisp and clean save for a sporadic spot or two of foxing. The engravings are crisp, sharp and colorful. A beautiful and scarce mid 19th-century book on British mosses by a noted author.