Ithaca, NY: The Comstock Publishing Company 1901. First Printing. v, 299 pages. Publisher's red cloth with silver titles on the spine panel. Corners and head/tail spine heavily worn. Minor soiling to the balance of the binding. Bookplate of William Thompson Sedgwick, 'Teacher Biologist Scholar' at MIT, sadly affixed over the printed "Metric System" description on front pastedown. Business card of author Simon H. Gage affixed to front flyleaf with handwritten notation "Dr. Wm T. Sedgwick compliments" (presumably in the hand of the author). Previous owner name on front flyleaf, as is a discrete withdrawn stamp from the MIT library system (no other library markings present). Contains over 200 figures in the text, a useful reference. Good. Cloth. 
The Eighth edition of a work that started in various guises in the 1880s.