London: William Pickering, 1834.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Two volumes in contemporary full leather, with matching gift inscriptions dated 1836 on the front free endpaper of each volume. A very good, clean set with some scuffing and bumping to the boards. " Roget (of thesaurus fame), describes "in a manner designed to appeal to a wide audience the variety and complexity of the mechanical processes of the plant and animal kingdoms. Particular attention is given to those areas where animal life reveals something about human life and the man-made world, emphasising the magnificence of the all-encompassing creative process behind it. The plant kingdom is examined with the goal of establishing the mechanics behind the beauty of plant life as created by God" (Cambridge University Press edition). Due to size, shipping cost will be more than standard for priority or international orders.