Philadelphia [etc.]: Ziegler & McCurdy, 1871. First edition. Large 8vo, publisher’s heavily-stamped dark brown roan, gilt decorations, embossed spine, 566 pages, a.e.g. Frontis, 30 plates (including mezzotints by Sartain), one illustration in the text. Coated endpapers a bit rubbed and cockled; some rubbing to the fragile leather in a few spots on the boards; a little foxing around the plates with tissue guards; a very good copy. Item #18241
A fine example of the deluxe publisher’s binding doorstop of a book, a popular work of scientific creationism with extensive illustrations.