This antique work is circa 1860s and titled "Wonders of Organic Life" printed by the American Sunday School Union. This has chapters titled: The Vital Principle - The Blood, The Purification of the Blood, Organic and Inorganic Matter Compared, Repose or Sleep, Hybernation, Hybernation of Birds - Torpidity of Reptiles, Aestivation or Summer Sleep, and Migration. This study of biology was done with a Creator in mind. It sticks pretty much to science and biology rather than religion - but it is done from a Judeo-Christian creation perspective and not evolution.
This work is app. 5.5"x3.25" with 192 pages. This has leather spine with marbled paper over hardboards. This is in good condition overall considering the age but does have wear. There is corner, edge, spine wear and bumping. There is marble paper wear to the covers especially at the back. There is chipping to the leather spine and splitting. The hinges are cracked but all pages are intact and the book is complete. There is old water soiling marks but the book does not smell nor are the pages stuck together. This soiling stops at the first few pages but at the end of the book there is some spots along the spine and margin. There is age toning and spotting. There is a name in ink and date of 1873 and someone rubbed out a name on the inside of the cover.