OYSTERS AND ALL ABOUT THEM: being a complete history of the titular subject, exhaustive on all points of necessary and curious information from the earliest writers to those of the present time, with numerous additions, facts, and notes
Edition: First Edition
London: John Richardson & Co., 1890 & 1891. Two volumes, octavo, original blue pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt lettered. pp (2), 642; (2), 643-1370. Index. A few tables but not illustrated. Professional restorations. Damp stains to covers; spines bit darkened with gilt lettering dull; page edges yellowed, with damp stains, light tide marks to upper margin of first half of Vol. I, no visible penetration to text margins otherwise; Vol. I has upper outer corner of pp 861-62 lacking (no text affected), repair to same corner of following leaf (no text loss); two leaves reatttached at inner margins (no text loss); new endpapers; resewn; text paper lightly toned; in all, a good pair, tight in the bindings, text clean and unworn. Probably The Great Oyster Book in English. Only edition. Very scarce. Note: Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.
Condition: Binding: Hardcover