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1883 edition; has historical stamp on title page which is quite interesting - see closeup pic; "or The Ocean, Its Laws, Currents, Tides, Wind-waves, Phenomena, Mechanical Appliances, Animal and Vegetable Life"; illustrated; Acme Publishing House, Chicago; hardbound burgundy and gilt decorated boards; interior of book has clean unmarked pages except for postage stamp on title page; boards are fair condition with some corner and edge wear; spine cloth is torn at bottom and trimmed at top - see pics.

 

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A 19th century work on the world's oceans, "A Popular Treatise" meant for the general public describing "the broad, broad ocean, its laws; its phenomena; its products and its inhabitants..." Includes chapters on coral, pearls, icebers, sponges, seals, sharks, whales, types of fishing, sea birds, superstitions, lighthouses and beacons, life-saving services.

The Water World by J.W. Van Dervoort

SKU: BS92c
$48.00Price