Thomas Say: Early American Naturalist
By Weiss, Harry B. and Ziegler, Grace M.
Pp. xvi, 260, (1); 27 plates (black-and-white photos, halftones and line drawings). Publisher’s original dark green cloth, printed pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. Say is often considered the father of American zoology. He was a member of Robert’s Owen’s New Harmony Indiana Utopian Community began in 1814. Say joined the community in1819 and later wrote his most famous work “American Conchology, or descriptions of the shells of North America” while in residence at New Harmony. The foreword to this important biography is written by entomologist Leslie O. Howard. This copy has a ten-page article from ‘Entomological News (Jan. 1892) entitled “Letters from Thomas Say to John F. Melsheimer, 1816-1825” tipped in at the front of the volume. There are also two other historical notes about the life of Thomas Say laid in at the rear.
|Publisher||Charles C. Thomas|
|Publisher Place||Springfield, IL|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
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|Condition Description||A fine copy in a chipped very good dust jacket.|