London, South Kensington
20 January 2010
CUVIER, Georges L.C., Baron. The Animal Kingdom, arranged according to its organization, serving as a foundation for the natural history of animals. London: G. Henderson, 1834-37. 8 volumes, 8° (227 x 143mm), one engraved portrait frontispiece, 4 engraved titles, numerous engraved plates, many hand-coloured. (Titles and portrait spotted and dampstained, light spotting scattered throughout.) Contemporary green cloth, red morocco lettering-pieces (extremities lightly rubbed, a few light scuff marks to spines). Nissen ZBI 1016.
Together with: Charles Darwin's The Foundations of the Origin of Species (Cambridge: 1909); G.R. Sowerby's A Conchological Manual ... second edition (London: 1842); Clement Hoare's A Practical Treatise on the Cultivation of the Grape Vine (London: 1835); 7 vols from Jardine's Naturalist's Library (1833-37, includes Monkeys and Parrots); and 5 other miscellaneous vols. on natural history. (23)
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