Le Regne Animal. Distribue d'Apres son Organisation, pour Servir de Base a l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux, et d'Introduction a l'Anatomie Comparee . . . Les Crustaces.
by CUVIER, Georges (1769-1832).
Paris:: Fortin, Masson et Cie, [1836-49]., 1836. Series: vol. VIII. 4to. Complete with 87 (incl. 11bis., 34 bis., 54 bis., 55 bis., 62 bis., 70 bis., 71 bis.) engraved plates (most with hand-coloring, pl. 4 folding), facing text leaves; some penciling marginalia. Nineteenth century half crimson gilt-stamped morocco, marbled boards, top edge gilt; corners neatly reinforced. Bookplate of William L. Scott. Very good. This is the atlas volume (only) for crustaceans, representing part of the monumental set Cuvier produced, first issued 1816 (4 vols.), 1829-30 (5 vols.), 1836-49 (11 text volumes, accompanied by 11 atlas volumes), and some copies differ even from this brief description. "A famous treatise on the whole animal kingdom, the vertebrate zoology of which was written by the author himself." – Wood. See: Brunet II, col. 456-7; Nissen ZBI 1014; Perrault 679, 680; Casey Wood, p. 307.
(Inventory #: RW1375)
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