Antique Illustrated Book the Water World by J W Van Dervoort C1885
Item number: K6JsoYHxJ88 119
Antique book "The Water World" by J. W. Van Dervoort copyright 1885.
A popular treatise on the broad, broad ocean. Its laws; its phenomena; its products and its inhabitants; graphically describing its currents, tides, waves; its whirlpools, water spouts, typhoons and trade winds; its coral reefs, pearls, shells, sponges fisheries; its animal life, minute and mammoth, from the butterflies of submarine forests and meadows, to sharks, whales and sea dragons; with chapters on steamships, light houses, life saving service, etc.
Profusely illustrated. Was sold only by subscription.
Measures 8.5 inches tall, 6.5 inches wide. 512 pages.
Condition: stain on front cover, cover is beautifully embossed and gilded, gilded pages, spine separating from pages, first section of pages are loose, map torn from binding, but still there folded in pages, few smears, pages 511 to end are completely separated.