K3754N Romance of Natural History by P.H. Gosse
Romance of Natural History by P.H. Gosse ($35)
Published by Nisbet, London 1861
Pictorial silk bound, hard cover, 363 pages + 16 page catalogue, 120mm x 180mm.
A very scarce edition, only two other copies found available for sale in a world wide search.
Illustrated with black and white engravings.
Phillip Henry Gosse (1810 - 1888) was an English naturalist. He created and stocked the first public aquarium at the London zoo in 1853. A fascinating book on nature as it was seen in the mid 19th century.