NY: D. Appleton and Company, 1879. Hardcover. Debossed red cloth with black lettering and design; spine has black and gilt lettering and design; 329 pp. 1 color, 130 bw illustration. Good (Boards have shelf/edgewear; spine strip is very worn at both ends, and peeling; color chart is loose from the textblock, but in good condition, despite a small closed tear on the side; tissue guard is chipped and smudged and free from the textblock; inner front hinge cracked; ifc is discolored and has glue and paper remnants; signature and date on ffep; textblock edges are toned, smudged and has mild shelfwear; aside from the color chart, the textblock is solid.). Item #194425
Four pages ads at end. Volume xxvi of the International Scientific Series. A rare copy of the first edition in exceptional condition, with a bright color plate. The seminal work in this area.