Ostéographie des Cétacés Vivants et Fossils: Comprenant la description et l'iconographie du squelette et du système dentaire de ces animaux, 2 volumes complete
By Beneden, P.J. van and Gervais, F.L.P.
Pp. viii, 634, 1 map; (2), 67 fine lithographed plates by Delahaye (plates are numbered 1-64 with three additional bis plates, a number of plates are double-page and folding). Text volume bound in dark green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, with the original printed bright yellow wrappers bound in place, sm thick folio (13 x 10.25 x 2.5 inches). Plate volume in its original portfolio state in bright yellow printed wrappers, lg folio (22 x 14.25 inches). Monographs the osteology of both living and fossil cetaceans. This text and atlas present both the skeletal and dental anatomy of a variety of whales in a comparative perspective as well providing details of cetacean natural history. See also British Museum (Natural History) Catalogue, page 134. From the library of Case Western Reserve medical researcher and physician, Noble Suydam Rustum Maluf, with his bookplate on the front endpaper of the text volume.
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|Condition Description||A few pages with light scattered foxing in the text volume, the half-title and title page of the atlas volume shows scattered foxing, the fine lithographed plates in the atlas are bright and clean except for some light marginal foxing to just a few plates with no affect to images, the cloth binding of the text volume and the original printed wrappers of both the text and atlas volumes are bright and clean with no signs of use; a beautifully preserved copy in near fine condition.|