Lessons on Shells, As Given to Children Between the Ages of Eight and Ten, in a Pestalozzian School, At Cheam, Surrey
Victorian era science text for children. Features everything a child could want to learn (and MUCH more) about seashells. Main format is questions and answers but also provides descriptive info and questions for further study. While the text would be quite advanced for a ten year old today, it is a fine representation of how a well educated child was prepared for the study of his or her natural environment. Plates bound at the end of the text.
Publisher: Seeley, Burnside, and Seeley
Edition: Third Edition
Date Published: 1846
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: xiii, 228 p. + plates and 16 p. of ads. 18 cm cloth hardcover binding. 10 plates of b&w line drawings. Cloth binding probably once a purple colour, now much faded, especially at spine. Corners bumped and spine ends a little soft. Ink inscription from 1904 on front free endpaper and small label on front pastedown.