DUNCAN, P. Martin.
Cassell’s Natural History.
First collected edition, richly illustrated. “Duncan’s industry was unflagging. He undertook a great amount of work, of both a popular and a scientific character. He was editor of Cassell’s Natural History (1876–82), to which he contributed several important articles … He also assisted in preparing the third edition of Griffith and Henfrey’s Micrographic Dictionary (1875), and in revising the fourth edition of Lyell’s Student’s Elements of Geology (1885). Duncan was also author of at least a hundred scientific papers” (ODNB).
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3 volumes, quarto (250 185 mm). Contemporary green half roan, blue cloth sides, rolled bands gilt to spine forming compartments, titles gilt to second and third direct, all edges speckled red, Profusely illustrated with engravings both as plates and to the text, including a colour frontispiece to vol. I. A few small pale markings to cloth, surface-splitting to inner hinges, light tanning throughout. A very good set.