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Wonders of Animal Life, 3 Volumes. J.A. Hammerton


Wonders of Animal Life, by Famous Writers on Natural History. Edited by J.A. Hammerton. Over Three Thousand Illustrations from Photographs and Thirty-three Colour Plates.

Published by The Amalgamated Press Ltd, London. Undated, but c. 1930. 3 Volumes - Volume 4 Missing.

A good, substantial set of 3 cloth hardbacks. Green cloth fading to brown on spines and first volume. Each cover with a different wildlife motif, blind-stamped and printed, with gilt. Covers a little rubbed and bumped. Text and plates are clean. Some age discoloration to text pages. Some closed tears to folk-out cart in Volume 1.

These volumes contain some extraordinary images of wildlife and are profusely illustrated throughout. Many of these images are probably long forgotten now, but the photographs included in these volumes are really worth seeing for those interested in natural history.

Vol I: Prelims + pages 1-456.

Vol II: Prelims + pages 457 - 904.

Vol III: Prelims + pages 905 - 1352.

Dimensions: Approximate size, of each volume: 280mm x 218mm x 32mm. Substantial - weighs approximate 5.0kg unpacked.