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With 129 illustrations by Riou. iv, 314pp, b&w plates and text illustrations. Full calf prize binding of Stonyhurst College [Lancashire]. gilt rules and decorations, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The spine a little faded and rubbed, slight marking to the boards. A little light foxing early and late, otherwise clean. One plate (at p203) has been loose and is ragged around the edges, but tipped back in. Bookplate of Lt. General Sir Charles Gairdner (Governor of WA 1951-63 and Tasmania 1963-68) on front paste-down, over what is presumably a Stonyhurst prize plate. A good+ clean copy. ***First published 1875.