14 December 2000
PENNANT, Thomas (1726-1798). Arctic Zoology. -- Introduction to Arctic Zoology. London: Robert Faulder, 1792.
3 volumes, 4o (246 x 200 mm). 2 folding maps and 23 engraved plates. (Some pale offsetting.) Contemporary purple half diced morocco gilt, marbled boards, red speckled edges (slightest edgewear and fading). Provenance: Hellier R. Hadley Gosselin (armorial bookplates and ownership signatures on front free endpapers, dated 18 October 1879).
Second edition of Pennant's important work. Arctic Bibliography 13291; Lada-Mocarski 38 (ref); Lande 1390; Nissen ZVB 713; Sabin 59757; Staton & Tremaine/TPL 573-4. (3)
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