frontis, 4 plates, text illus. Sm. 8vo, orig. green cloth, rubbed with mild wear to extremities, gt (decorative vignette of blue tit and walnut to front board), faint marks to boards; inner hinges cracked, but still firm. A bit shaken. Scattered light foxing, a little light soiling. Short tear to one plate. A good copy.
First edition of a scarce and charming work. Engraved title is undated, Preface and original owner's inscription to endpaper dated 1863. The book comprised an account of the author's natural history observations during 1861/1862, including trips to Islay and Clovelly. Charles Alexander Johns (1811-1874) was a schoolmaster and author of many popular natural history books.
Author Johns, C.A.
Publisher Longman & Co.
Pages vi, , 273, , [1 - publisher's ads]