Published in 1856 by W Kent and Co. Half-leather binding with marbled boards.
A splendidly illustrated reference book intended for older children about man and the natural world.
Chapters: Human Habitations, The Climbers of Mont Blanc, Serpents and Serpent Charmers, Water Birds, Monkeys and their Frolics, Savage Beasts of the Wilderness, Butterflies and Moths, Shells and Corals, China and the Chinese, Household Pets - Ctas and Parrots, Bears, Dogs, A Peep into the Insect World.
In fair condition, the cover is discoloured, rubbed and badly scuffed, with tears on spine. Text pages, although foxed are pretty clean and undamaged.