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EMSLIE, John. (illus.)


Reynolds’s Universal Atlas of Astronomy, Geology, Physical Geography, the Vegetable Kingdom, and Natural Philosophy; comprising Four Hundred Coloured Maps and Diagrams with Popular Descriptions. [1851].

8vo. (22 x 14 cm.). Four parts in one.pp.8 + 4 + 16 + 16. Original gilt decorated green cloth. Old presentation inscripton on f.f.e.p. obscured by brown paper tape but leaving clear the date of December 13th 1862. Hand-coloured engraved illustrations by John Emslie comprising frontispiece, general title page vignette, 27 double page illustrations and 32 single, including astronomical and geological maps (the majority double page), botanical and general scientific subjects (single page). Slight white staining to covers, gutter percha binding restored.

Some of the maps dated variously up to Dec. 13th 1851. An uncommon compilation of four separate works: A Description of the Principal Phenomena of Astronomy (with separate title page), Pictorial and Descriptive Atlas of Geology, edited by John Morris, Popular Sketch of the Vegetable Kingdom and the final untitled section on “Natural Philosophy” including pneumatics, hydraulics, optics etc.

Price £ 500.00
Stock Code F41011
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