Thomas Say: An 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, 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. Signature of former owner on the front endpaper.
|Publisher||Charles C. Thomas|
|Publisher Place||Springfield, IL|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Spine gilt is a little dull but fully readable, the upper outer corner of the last three pages has a crease; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition.|