The Animal Kingdom, Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization. [Règne animal distribué d'après son organisation] [One-Volume Abridgement]

By: Cuvier, The Baron [H. M'Murtrie (transl.)]

Price: $150.00

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Book Condition: Good-VG

Early American edition of "Règne animal distribué d'après son organisation" (1817), abridged into one volume, following the four-volume edition published by Carvill in 1831. This copy printed in the year of the author's death (1832) by James Kay, Jun. & Co. (Philadelphia), printers to the American Philosophical Society. Deaccessioned from non-circulating museum research library, nominally marked/stamped. Brown swirled cloth over boards, rubbed with some exposure along fore- and bottom edges, rounded/exposed corners, lacking spine panel (mended by black cloth tape). Front board is detached from text block but still attached by the cloth tape. 532 pp. This edition is not illustrated. Text block is firmly bound with the exception of a few loose or detached blanks at rear, showing scattered foxing, mostly light, ranging to moderate, with many leaves showing none. Endpapers are considerably foxed. Embossed library stamp on lower title page, a few scattered internal stamps. Bottom corners of most leaves show slight dampstaining, in margins only. 1870 presentation inscription on front blank. Fair to Good exterior, solid VG to VG+ interior, would be significantly improved simply by rebacking. From Wikipedia: "None of Cuvier's works attained a higher reputation than his Règne Animal distribué d'après son Organisation pour servir de base à l'Histoire Naturelle des Animaux et d'Introduction à l'Anatomie Comparée, the first edition of which appeared in four octavo volumes in 1817, and the second in five volumes in 1829-30. In this classic work Cuvier embodied the results of the whole of his previous researches on the structure of living and fossil animals. The whole of the work was his own, with the exception of the section on Insecta, in which he was assisted by his friend Latreille. It was translated into English many times, often with substantial notes and supplementary material updating the book in accordance with the expansion of knowledge."

Title: The Animal Kingdom, Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization. [Règne animal distribué d'après son organisation] [One-Volume Abridgement]

Author Name: Cuvier, The Baron [H. M'Murtrie (transl.)]

Categories: Natural History, Biology, Environmental Science,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: New York, G. & C. & H. Carvill: 1832

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Good-VG

Type: Ex-Library

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 011028