1888. WATERHOUSE, G(eorge) R(obert). NATURAL HISTORY OF THE MAMMALIA: Volume 1: Marsupiata, or Pouched Animals; Volume 2: Rodenta, or Gnawing Mammalia. London: Hippolyte Bailliere, 1846 & 1848. 8vo. 553 pp. + 2 pp. publisher's list. 22 plates (11 hand-colored); 500 pp., 21 plates (11 hand-colored), b/w illustrations throughout text. Brown cloth blindstamped front, back and spine and stamped in gilt to spine. Some discoloration and wear to cloth. Volume 2 slightly cocked. Title page to Volume 1 detached. Moderate foxing and dampstaining to plates in Volume 2. Bookplate to front pastedowns and signature to ffeps. of John Amory Jeffries. George Robert Waterhouse (1810-1888) was a colleague of Darwin, contributing the volume Mammalia to his five-part Zoology of the Voyage of HMS Beagle in 1839. His work had some influence on Darwin's theories. Darwin and Richard Owen were godfathers to his son Charles.(ODNB)
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