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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 - 1836 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

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

by Sir William Jardine

Condition: Good/N


EDINBURGH: W H LIZARS, 1836 1st edition of Volume V of the Jardine's Naturalist's Library which includes elephants, hippos, hogs etc. in original publisher's cloth binding with 30 plates of which 26 are hand coloured. With listing of volumes in the series; half title; engraved frontispiece of Sir Hans Sloane; vignette title page showing Indian Elephants; 2 further title pages; an advertisement, contents listing; Memoir of Sir Hans Sloane; text with engravings and 30 plates of which 26 are hand coloured. The binding has some sunning to the spine and adjoining section of the boards. There is some chipping to the top and bottom of the spine, with a little loss at the bottom. The original green endpapers are present, with a couple of light inscriptions to the top of the fep. The text is clean - some of it is unopened - and there is some brown toning to edges. The plates are clean and well coloured. Plates 19, 20 and 21 have a slight rumple at the top corner.


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032111
  • 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:Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: W H LIZARS
  • Place: EDINBURGH
  • Date published: 1836
  • Keywords: mammalia; jardine; naturalist's library; pachydermes; elephants; tapirs; hogs; nineteenth century natural history
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY;
  • Size: 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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