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The Natural History of Pachydermes or Thick skinned Quadrupeds; consisting of the Elephant,Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Tapir, Hog &c by Sir William Jardine - 1st Edition - 1837 - from E C Books (SKU: 031797)

The Natural History of Pachydermes or Thick skinned Quadrupeds; consisting of the Elephant,Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Tapir, Hog &c

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The Natural History of Pachydermes or Thick skinned Quadrupeds; consisting of the Elephant,Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Tapir, Hog &c

by Sir William Jardine

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EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1837 1st edition of Volume V of the Jardine's Naturalist's Library which includes elephants, hippos, hogs etc. In the original publisher's 'luxury' green leather binding with red page marker and gilt page edges. With 30 plates of which 26 are hand coloured. Issued as a single volume rather than in parts, presumably for people who did not want to subscribe to the whole series. With engraved frontispiece of Sir Hans Sloane; vignette title page showing Indian Elephants (with a different title to the usual one); a further title page; contents listing; Memoir of Sir Hans Sloane; text with engravings and 30 plates of which 26 are hand coloured. The binding has wear to edges, including spine joints, and wear to corners. There is some scuffing. Internally the original endpapers have a little marking to edges. The contents are very clean and bright with well coloured plates.

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E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
031797
Title
The Natural History of Pachydermes or Thick skinned Quadrupeds; consisting of the Elephant,Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus, Tapir, Hog &c
Author
Sir William Jardine
Format/binding
Full-Leather
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
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Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
W H LIZARS
Place of Publication
EDINBURGH
Date published
1837
Keywords
pachydermes; elephants; rhinoceros; wart hog; pig; tapirs; mammalia; early nineteenth century natural history; Jardine, hand coloured plates of elephants,
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY;
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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