THE NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN
J.G. Wood; London, George Routledge and Sons; Rebound Leather; Illustrated by Zwecker, Angas, Handley, Others; Fore Edge Paintings; 864 Pages; w6.9"xh10.1"; Very Rare!
Very Rare Double Fore Edge Paintings of (Left) Native American on Horseback holding a spear with feathers and rifle/shield in lap, inspire by "Crow Chief" Illustration on pg. 640. (Right) It shows the same Chief standing in front of a tepee, but gives the Chief horns similar to those worn by the Madan Chief in the partial-page illustration on pg. 645. Laid flat and opened from center displays both beautifully!
Brown cloth cover design with leather binding/corners, ornate gold floral binding, marble end pages, with two Brilliant fore edge paintings of Native Americans, a nice frontispiece and numerous pretty illustrations throughout, and a Great Read!
BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE UNCIVILIZED RACES OF MEN. AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, POLYNESIA, AMERICA, ASIA, AND ANCIENT EUROPE.
John George Wood, or Rev J. G. Wood, (21 July 1827 – 3 March 1889), was an English writer who popularized natural history with his writings.
Condition is Good/Very Good. Small wear to edges, some soiling to board cloth/lighten mark to upper front, little rubbing to front hinge, wear to front inner hinge paper, tattered edge to first end page/blank/frontispiece/title page, spotting to blanks, some light blemishing mainly to margins, most pages/hinges/text block are very good for over 145 years old!