Mammalia: Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of Herbivorous Cetacea + Mammalia: Whales, etc. (The Naturalist's Library, volumes XXV + XXVI), in 2 volumes, complete
By Hamilton, Robert
Pp. xiv, 336; 33 total plates (1 frontispiece engraved portrait of Peron, 1 engraved title page vignette of small boat surrounded by walruses, 3 monochrome lithographs of sea serpents and giant squid attacking a ship, 28 fine hand-colored lithographs of walruses, seals and whales) + pp. 264; 32 total plates (1 frontispiece engraved portrait of the naturalist Lacepede, 1 hand-colored title page vignette of a narwhal with a whaling ship in the background, 1 monochrome lithograph of whale anatomy, 1 un-numbered monochrome lithograph of the rhinoceros whale, 28 fine hand-colored lithographs of whales). Original publisher’s ornately blind-stamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and with gilt symbol on the front cover, top page edge in gilt, sm 8vo. This is volume XXV and XXVI in ‘The Naturalist’s Library’ edited by William Jardine. This is the complete work on whales and other marine mammals in the Naturalist’s Library. Volume XXV also presents a memoir of the life of French navigator, Francois Peron; while volume XXVI contains a memoir of the life of M. Le Comte Lacepede who studied marine mammals among other groups. This is second revised edition. No ownership marks.
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|Condition Description||A few tiny insect marks on the front and rear covers of volume XXV; very bright and clean set in near fine condition.|