The Brook And Its Banks

By: Wood, The Rev. J. G., M.A.

Price: $65.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good +


1st edition hardcover in blue cloth boards with elaborate gilt and black embellishments and title on frt board and backstrip. Boards rubbed and soiled from handling, now in protective mylar and displays well on the shelf. Lovely floral endpapers, no date or printing numbers indicated. Believed to be a first edition circa 1890s. Former owner's name stamp on fep. Moderate foxing on prelims including tissue guarded frontis and title page, remainder of text clear. Many beautiful engravings and line illustrations. 319 pp, all edges gilt. Hinges fine, a well made book describing insect, bird and wild life found in and around water. A beautiful offering for any nature lover. Chapters include: On Brooks in General/ The Water-Rat/ The Enemies of the Water-Rat: The Heron and the Pike/ The Field-Vole and the Bank-Vole/ The Water-Shrews/ The Kingfisher/ The Water Ousel and the Fresh-Water Shrimp/ The Dabchick, The Water-Hen, The Coot, and the Water-Rail/ The Wagtail, The Cuckoo, The Sedge-Warbler, and The Reed-Warbler/ Net Fishing - The Whirligig Beetle/ Brook Flies/ Water Beetles/ Dragon-Flies/ Water-Bugs and Water-Scorpions/ Ranatra, Etc/ The Sedges and Brook Banks, And Their Inhabitants/ Batrachians/ Frogs/ Toads and Newts/ The Reptiles Of The Banks/ Snakes of The Banks/ The Viper (Pelias Berus)/ General Structure of Fishes/ The Stickleback In The Aquarium/ Wading or Paddling/ The River Lamprey, or Lampern/ The Unio, or Fresh-Water Mussel/ Water-Spiders/ Pirate Spiders and Raft Spiders/ The Willow and Its Denizens.

Title: The Brook And Its Banks

Author Name: Wood, The Rev. J. G., M.A.

Illustrator: Illustrated

Categories: NATURE,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society:

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Good +

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Hardcover

Size: 8vo - over 7

Seller Id: 44678

Keywords: Birds, Insects, Nature, Wildfowl, Waterfowl, Rivers, Waterways, Pond Life. Snakes, Voles, Frogs, Toads and Newts, Reptiles, Fish, Dragon Flies, Water Bugs.,