Friday 29 July 2016

An Introduction to Zoology in Two Volumes

This is number 4 in the Freeman and Wertheimer bibliography, but is not in one of the bindings listed.

This book sold very slowly and there were probably many more variants than the five that F&W listed. The book was published in 1844, but by 1860 was still listed for sale at a reduced price.

This binding is very plain and was possibly done for a library. It is definitely not a rebinding.

This was Gosse’s second book on natural history. At this early date he did not know enough zoology from personal experience and had to rely heavily on other text books.

© John Dunn.