John Van Oorst, First Edition 1865. A Year at the Shore by Philip Henry Gosse FRS., with thirty six illustrations by the Author printed in colours by Leighton Brothers..AlexanderStrahan, London 1865, True first edition first printing. Complete with all colour plates, black endpapers. Owner name on rear of frontis, title with short nclosed tear in margin, frontis and title a little loose though attached. Original green cloth binding with gilt board title and surrounds, no splits and all well held though spine has wear at top and a binding split and loss at bottom exposing gatherings. The plates make this book and are clean and vibrant and the text is clean in this genuine first printing. We are selling an entire first and early edition collection of Darwin and other Victorian naturalist. in many cases we have several copies of the same Darwin titles in similar condtion, including presentation copies. Please ask for a complete catalogue.