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Very nice copy indeed. Olive green boards are handsomely and crisply gilded at face and spine with a most decorative cover featuring animals in bright gold against a black scene of water and trees. Spine is likewise pictorial. Small bit of wear to crown and tail of spine and along rear hinge at back, though there is no interior cracking to hinges either front or back and book is tightly bound. No foxing, just mild toning to pages. A sequel to the author's previous book "Life and Her Children" which dealt with invertibrates. Very nicely illustrated throughout. Arabella Buckley was a British naturalist who specialized in adapting science for children with a strong emphasis on evolution. 387 pages. Indexed, plus ads for other books, including those by Darwin.