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  M & S Library Number: 17115
 

    WOOD, J.G. Animate Creation; Popular Edition of "Our Living World," a Natural History Revised and Adapted to American Zoology, by Joseph B. Holder. New York: Selmar Hess, [1885]. Sm.folio. 3 vols. Extensively illustrated with woodcuts. Orig. 3/4 calf & cloth. Ends of spine rubbed, front hinge of vol. I cracking & rubbed. $200.00

     

    Bennett, p.115, for the first American edition, which contained 42 colored chromolithographs by Prang. This edition has 30. "This was a good subscription item rather than any scientific masterpiece... generally underestimated by collectors...they made a very substantial contribution to the rapid growth of popular education."

 

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