London: George Bell & Sons, 1902. First Edition. Leather bound. Octavo; pp. viii, 156, (2, Blank); richly illustrated with in text black and white line drawings; all edges marbled; marbled endpapers with wave design; gilt dentelles, green calf with gilt blocked device of the Royal Agricultural College Chirencester on top board; expertly rebacked and refurbished, with five raised bands and gilt lettering.
Boards are slightly marked, pages are lightly toned, very occasional fox mark, prize presentation plate pasted onto front paste-down. Very good. Item #1360
Louis Compton MIall FRS (1842– 1921) was an English palaeontologist, biologist and academic. From 1876 to 1907 he was professor of biology at the Yorkshire College, which became the University of Leeds in 1904.
Presented to W. L. Roome for "Saddlery and Harness Work", this prize presentation is signed by J.R. Ainsworth-Davis. Ainsworth-Davis was a professor of zoology and geology and an author in his own right, probably best known for his textbook of biology, The Natural History of Animals.