Title: The Story of Living Things and Their Evolution
Author: Eileen Mayo, Prof. Julian Huxley
Illustrator: Eileen Mayo
Year: 1940 (First Edition)
Publisher: The Waverley Book Co., Ltd.
Book Condition: Excellent
Jacket Condition: Good
Description: Rare encyclopaedia covering every aspect of the living world, from plants to mammals, bacteria to birds, and everything in between. All accompanied by stunning, full-colour illustrations and calligraphic captions. Also contains information about plant and animal behaviour, habitats, and societies.
Includes a colour, fold-out chart illustrating the geological Periods in which the various species evolved (e.g. Cambrian, Mesozoic, &c.).
Jacket has been repaired and has suffered a small loss in the top left-hand corner where it meets the spine. The pages are in excellent condition, though a handful have some minor marking (probably the result of print having run). No foxing thanks to the high-quality glossy paper on which they were printed. Beautiful, blue leatherette boards with art deco 'WBC' logo embossed on front. Gilt text and pattern on spine.
Undated first edition. Scarce in dust jacket.
Measures 25 cm × 18.5 cm (10″ × 7.4″). 4to. 306 pp.