Genesis of the Arietidae
By Hyatt, Alpheus
Pp. xi, 238, 14 full page plates (10 plates are photogravures called ‘heliograph plates’ after Hart and von Arx of New York), 4 plates are line-drawings, 6 large folding tables, 35 text figures (line-drawings). Contemporary olive-green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine, lg 4to (13 x 10 inches; 33 x 25 cm). Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge vol. XXVI, article 2. This major monograph details the phylogeny and structural development of the Arietidae, a family of Jurassic ammonites. The author, Alpheus Hyatt (1838-1902), an American zoologist and paleontologist, began his scientific career at the Essex Institute (now the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts). He and a colleague founded the American Naturalist and Hyatt served as editor from 1867 to 1870. Hyatt became a professor of paleontology and zoology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1870, where he taught for eighteen years, and was professor of biology and zoology at Boston University from 1877 until his death in 1902. This copy has no ownership marks. It is not an ex-library like many others offered for sale.
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