Large 8vo, pp. vii, [1 (blank)], , 712; steel-engraved frontispiece, engraved title, and 32 steel-engraved plates (four with letterpress leaves facing, the others with tissue guards), numerous wood-engraved illustrations in text; spotting to plates, a short crease to the first, otherwise a very good copy; contemporary British russia, borders double-filleted in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with gilt red morocco lettering-piece, board-edges and turn-ins roll-tooled in blind, edges marbled, marbled endpapers; a little rubbed with a few small scuffs to lower board, light bumping.
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The animal Kingdom, arranged after its Organization, forming a natural History of Animals, and an Introduction to comparative Anatomy … translated and adapted to the present State of Science … a new Edition, with Additions … illustrated by three hundred Engravings on Wood and thirty-four on Steel. London, William S.
Third Blyth edition of Cuvier’s Règne animal. A seminal work of natural history and comparative anatomy, the Règne animal was first published in December 1816 and translated into English in parts issued from 1824 to 1835. The work was edited and enlarged in 1840 by the zoologist Edward Blyth (1810 – 1873), with essays by Mudie, Johnston, and Westwood.
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