The Giant Panda: A Morphological Study of Evolutionary Mechanisms

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The Giant Panda: A Morphological Study of Evolutionary Mechanisms

By Davis, Dwight D.

SKU# 18305

$ 225.00

Pp. 339, 159 text-figures (fine anatomical line drawings, some in color), some black-and-white photographs of pandas.  Early dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, original gray printed wrappers bound in place, lg 4to.  Fieldiana: Zoology Memoirs, volume 3.  This is the classic monograph on this distinctive Chinese bear.  The late Stephen Jay Gould in his book ‘The Panda's Thumb’ (page 22) notes this is “...probably the greatest work of modern evolutionary comparative anatomy and it contains more than anyone would ever want to know about pandas.”  From the library of P- A. D. Lilly of England with his signature on the front wrapper and half-title page dated summer 1967.  Later from the library of Edward D. Mitchell, a specialist in fossil marine mammals, with his signature on the front endpaper and his circular name stamp and signature on the half-title page.

Publisher Field Museum of Natural History
Publisher Place Chicago
Date Published 1964
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Bumps to top and bottom outer corners before the binding was put on, text and wrappers are very bright and clean; a tight copy in near fine condition in an attractive binding.
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