london: T. Nelson and Sons, 1874. 1st. Original boards. First Edition. 12mo. 120 pp. Wood engravings: frontispiece, title page vignette, text illustrations; engraved by various artists, including W. Dickes, F. Borders, H.N. Woods, and more. Table of Contents identifying a different story on each page . Pictorial red cloth with gilt & black lettering; 2 chromolithic images to front cover. A very good copy (light wear to extremities; small stain to upper front cover; owner name; offsetting to ffep & rfep; some chipping away to rear pastedown). Item #17725
Anna Jane Cupples (1839-1896) was a Scottish writer and populariser of Science. She wrote around fifty books in total, mostly intended for children, under the name Mrs George Cupples.