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BUCKLAND, Francis T.. Curiosities of natural history.

London. Richard Bentley, 1871. First series (Vol. I): eleventh edition, second series (Vol. II): seventh edition.
8vo. In two volumes. [4], xvi, 362; xxiv, 360pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a further. Bound by Bickers & Son in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed, spines sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to both FEPs, inked gift inscriptions to verso of both FFEPs.
A handsomely bound pairing of the first and second series of pisciculturist and naturalist Francis Trevelyan Buckland's (1826-1880) immensely popular examination of curious specimens of natural history.

Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel (1856-1929), Conservative politician who held the offices of Deputy Lieutenant and Justice of the Peace.
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref: 23127