14 November 2007
MIVART, St. George Jackson (1827-1900). Dogs, Jackals, Wolves, and Foxes: a Monograph of the Canidae. London: Taylor and Francis for R.H. Porter and Dulau & Co., 1890.
2 volumes in one, 4° (256 x 195mm). 45 hand-coloured lithographic plates after J.G.Keulemans, 59 woodcut illustrations. Original brown cloth gilt (some rubbing). Provenance: Herbert and Sarita Ward (ex libris) -- Jonathan Wrobel (ex libris).
FIRST EDITION of the principal work on the subject. Mivart, whom Charles Darwin styled the "distinguished biologist", was professor of botany and zoology at Kensington Roman Catholic University College in London and occupied the chair of the philosophy of natural history at the university of Louvain, Belgium. Nissen ZBI 2846.
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