Mammalia: Deer, Antelopes, Camels, etc. + Mammalia: Goats, Sheep and Oxen, etc. (The Naturalist’s Library, volumes XXI + XXII), in 2 volumes, complete
By Jardine, William
Pp. 229; 35 total plates (1 frontispiece engraved portrait of Peter Camper, 1 hand-colored title vignette of the Stag or Red Deer, 33 fine hand-colored lithographs of deer, antelopes, camels, giraffes and other ruminants) + pp. 264; 33 total plates (1 frontispiece engraved portrait of the John Hunter, 1 engraved title page vignette of the American Bison, 31 fine hand-colored lithographs of goats, sheep, oxen, musk ox and other ruminants). 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 XXI and XXII in ‘The Naturalist’s Library’ edited by William Jardine. This is the complete work on the ruminants of the world. The first edition of this set was called ‘The Natural History of Ruminating Animals, Part I and Part II.’ Volume XXI also presents a memoir of the life of comparative anatomist, Peter Camper, while volume XXII contains a memoir of the life of anatomist and surgeon John Hunter. This is second revised edition of both works. No ownership marks.
|Publisher||W. H. Lizars|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|Condition Description||Faint crease to the other corner of the first section of text, the text and color plates are bright and clean as is the original cloth binding; a near fine copy.|