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An Introduction to the Mammalia chiefly with reference to the principal families not described at length in the former volumes by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith. Edited by William Jardine - 1st Edition - 1842 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

An Introduction to the Mammalia chiefly with reference to the principal families not described at length in the former volumes

by Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith. Edited by William Jardine

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1842 1st edition of volume XIII of Jardine's Naturalists' Library: An Introduction to the Mammalia. In original publisher's cloth binding, with 31 hand coloured plates bound at the rear. With original green endpapers; volume listing; half title; engraved portrait of Dru Drury; title page with vignette of wild animals and a domestic dog; two further title pages; advertisement from the publisher; memoir of Dru Drury; text 313pp and plates. This volume covers the main groupings of mammals as they were seen then - with illustrations of each group from bears to hares. The binding is clean with bright gilt to the spine. The spine has chipped with some loss at the top and is splitting at the joints at the top (around 4 cms). There is a little wear to the bottom of the spine. Corners bumped at the bottom. Internally, the text pages are largely unopened. There is some light marking at the top of some text pages which is probably soot as it blows/rubs off. The top stitching gather is looser than the rest. The plates are bright and clean with the usual light toning towards the plate edges.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031973
  • Title: An Introduction to the Mammalia chiefly with reference to the principal families not described at length in the former volumes
  • Author: Lieut. Col. Charles Hamilton Smith. Edited by William Jardine
  • Format/binding: Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W H LIZARS
  • Place: EDINBURGH
  • Date published: 1842
  • Keywords: nineteenth century natural history; the naturalist's library; sir William Jardine; hand coloured animal plates
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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