On the Aye-Aye (Chiromys madagascariensis)

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On the Aye-Aye (Chiromys madagascariensis)

By Owen, Richard

SKU# 19000

$ 950.00

Pp. 101, 13 full page lithographic plates - 2 plates are triple-page folding.  Later full bonded black leather, gilt-lettered on the spine, with ornate marbled endpapers, sm folio.  Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, volume 5.  The first monograph on this strange primate from the island of Madagascar.  This nocturnal creature has an elongated third digit on its hands that it uses to probe into the bark of trees to spear grubs; this feature is illustrated in the monograph.  Today this species is assigned to Daubentonia madagascariensis.  From the research collection of Illinois State University naturalist Lauren E. Brown with his signature on the title page.

Publisher Zoological Society of London
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1862
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The title page is a lightly browned and the rear side of the last plate is foxed, all other pages bright and clean; a tight, a very good copy in an attractive binding.
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