Cambridge, Macmillan, Barclay and Macmillan, 1845 (second edition, revised and improved)/ 1836.
Octavo, xxxii, 620 pages plus 5 folding diagrammatic plates.
Gilt-armorial full calf with a contrasting leather title-label on the spine, all edges and endpapers marbled; leather rubbed and scuffed, with a few light surface scrapes; corners a little bumped, with trifling wear to one of them; early leaves and the folding plates at the rear moderately foxed; an excellent copy.
An early Sydney University prize binding, with the handwritten presentation inscription (in Latin) to Henry Colyer, dated 1861 (the University was founded in 1850). For what it's worth, a Henry Cox Colyer was working as a solicitor in Sydney in the 1880s.