London, T. Nelson and Sons, 1887.
Octavo, 250 (last blank),  (publisher's catalogue] pages with numerous illustrations.
Blind-stamped gilt-pictorial and black-ruled blue cloth with bevelled edges; gilt-pictorial spine; covers lightly sunned, scuffed and rubbed; extremities slightly bumped and worn; spine a little dulled; edges and initial leaves slightly foxed; a very good copy.
Presentation copy. Inscribed ('from Grandpapa'), dated (September 1985) and signed in ink to a young Thorburn Brailsford Robertson (1884-1930), biochemist and professor, with his scientific bookplate ('In Limine').