Report of the Scientific Results of the Voyage of H M S Challenger during the Years 1873-76 under the Command of Captain George S Nares and Captain Frank Tourle Thomson, Zoology, Vol. XXVI, Part 68 – Report on the Seals

By Turner, Sir William

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$ 750.00

Pp. (vi), 3-240; 10 full page tinted lithographed plates, each with a descriptive leaf of text, 5 text-figures (woodcuts).  Later one-quarter black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands lettered in gilt on red and black author/title labels in three compartments, over the original English marbled boards, lg 4to.  This volume consists of a description of the skeletons of the Seals collected on the Challenger expedition to the Kerguelen group of Islands, Heard Island, Messier Channel off the west coast of Patagonia, the Falkland Islands and Juan Fernandez Island.  The specimens belong to the genera Macrorhinus, Leptonychotes, Otaria and Arctocephalus.  This work also presents a revised classification of the Pinnipedia and a comparison of the brains of the Elephant Seal and Walrus with the brains of the Carnivora.  There is also an Appendix at the end on the Myology of the Pinnipedia by W. S. Strettell Miller.  No ownership marks.

Publisher Eyre & Spottiswoode
Publisher Place London
Date Published 1888
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description There is a touch of marginal tanning to some text pages; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition in an attractive binding.
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