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The British Museum: Historical and Descriptive


David Mather Masson


William & Robert Chambers 1850

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

Rare, early guide to the British museum and its exhibits, with numerous b/w wood engravings. Contains a brief history then a 'guided' tour describing the various rooms and display cabinets with detailed explanations of the science and history behind them. Half leather with blind-stamped cloth. Marbled end-papers with matching marbling to page edges. Small 8vo. 432pp. Marking to cloth and leather. Creasing to cloth and bumping to extremities. Toning to spine. Very slight cracking to tops of hinges. Contents tanned but clean. Binding sound. Good overall.

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