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1870 NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN BY J.G. WOOD NATIVE AMERICAN DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTINGS LEATHER
1870 NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN BY J.G. WOOD NATIVE AMERICAN DOUBLE FORE EDGE PAINTINGS LEATHER


 
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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!!!

Great For any History Fan or Collector. Won't Find This Around!!!

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!!!

ATTRIBUTES:

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!!!

SUMMARY:

BEING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF THE UNCIVILIZED RACES OF MEN. AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, POLYNESIA, AMERICA, ASIA, AND ANCIENT EUROPE.

BACKGROUND:

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:

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!!!



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