London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1906. Item #03014
The Perfect Gift for the Amateur Naturalist
WOOD, Rev. J.G. Natural History Rambles: Lane and Field. London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1906.
Small octavo (6 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches; 159 x 104 mm.). x, 246 pp. Illustrated with many text engravings.
Full contemporary tree calf, covers double gilt ruled, spine decoratively tooled and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt board edges and turn-ins, marbled edges, marbled endpapers. School prize label (dated 1908) on front paste-down. Near fine.
The Rev. J.G. Wood’s “single object throughout [his career was] to popularize the study of natural history by rendering it interesting and intelligible to non-scientific minds. In this he was thoroughly successful; and to him was due the impulse that, coming at the right moment, turned public attention to the subject, while not a few naturalists… owe their first inspiration to his writings” (DNB).