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CUVIER, Georges L.C., Baron (1769-1832). Recherches sur les Ossemens Fossiles de Quadrupdes. Paris: Deterville, 1812.
4 volumes, 4o (274 x 214 mm., uncut). 155 engraved plates, including folding plates and one hand-colored map (light dampstaining to lower margin of some plates.) Contemporary speckled sheep, spines gilt each with two red morocco labels (light wear to head of spines of three volumes).
FIRST EDITION. "INAUGURATION OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY." (Grolier/Horblit). Grolier/Horblit 20b; Nissen ZBI 1011; Ward & Carozzi 566; Norman 566. (4)
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