Some colour wood-engraved plates are with signature: "A. F. Lydon Del.". All are with title captions
Some wood-engraved illustrations within the text are with signature: "E. Whimper.Sc.". One is signed: "Swain"
Plates are printed and engraved by Benjamin Fawcett. Cf. McLean, Ruari and Antonia. Benjamin Fawcett: engraver and colour printer, 1988
"I send forth this little book as a companion volume to my "Country Walks," hoping that it may induce some of the numerous young people visiting the sea-side, to take an interest in the study of Marine Natural History. I have once more to thank Mr. Gould for his kind permission to copy some of his drawings in his work on the Birds of Great Britain."--Preface
Includes small wood-engraved decorative initials
Publisher's advertisements on p. [1-4] at end
With the same setting of type, wood-engraved illustrations and plates as used for this title in "Walks of a naturalist with his children", published in  by Groombridge and Sons. See McLean D 0549
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Lydon, A. F. (Alexander Francis); Whymper, Edward, 1840-1911; Swain, Joseph, 1820-1909; Fawcett, Benjamin, 1808-1893; Gould, John, 1804-1881; F. Bentley and Co. (printer)