The Genera of Fishes from Linnaeus to Cuvier, 1758-1920, with the Accepted Type of Each. A Contribution to the Stability of Scientific Nomenclature
By Jordan, David Starr and Evermann, Barton W.
+ Jordan, David Starr: A Classification of Fishes including Families and Genera as Far as Known, in 5 volumes, complete
Pp. (ii), 1-161; pp. xi, 163-284, xiii (index); pp. (ii), 285-410, xv (index); pp. (iv), 415-576, xviii (index) + pp. (ii), 79-243, x (index). Publisher’s original red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 8vo + Publisher’s original dark red cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 8vo. This is the rare first edition of this major taxonomic work in four parts (1917-1920) accompanied the third printing of Jordan’s A Classification of Fishes (1939). The introductory note to A Classification of Fishes states that this volume, first published in 1923, was meant to accompany the four memoirs entitled The Genera of Fishes from Linnaeus to Cuvier, 1758-1920. The entire five volume set is offered here. It is seldom offered as a complete set. No ownership marks in the first four volumes; the final volume bears the name of David K. Caldwell on the front endpaper.
|Publisher||Stanford University Press|
|Date Published||1917-1920 + 1939|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Edition||First edition + Third Printing|
|Number of Volumes||5|
|Condition Description||Gilt is uniformly dull (but readable) on the spine of all five volumes, light edge wear to the top and bottom of the spine of all volumes; a bright and clean set in near fine condition.|