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.

SKU# 17725

$ 125.00

+ 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
Publisher Place Stanford
Date Published 1917-1920 + 1939
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition + Third Printing
Number of Volumes 5
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
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.
Limited Edition