Large five volume set of early turn of the century vintage natural history books... The People's Natural History Embracing Living Animals of the World and Living Races of Mankind - Nearly Two Thousand Illustrations.
This set is copyright 1903 and has about 20 lithograph full color art plates and lots of full page and smaller black and white photo and illustrations.
These have lots of great black and white pictures of different kinds of mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects, primitive tribes, men and women in their folk costumes and more.
As it turn out this set has some condition issues. Looking through the volumes we saw about 5 places where photos have been cut out of the pages. The leather binding on the spines is brittle and crumbling with age.