Arctic Zoology


Publication Date: 1784
From Bauman Rare Books (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since July 29, 2014 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Association Member: ABAA

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 2,500.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 10.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

(PENNANT, Thomas). Arctic Zoology. London: Henry Hughs, 1784-85. Two volumes. Quarto, modern half brown calf, raised bands, marbled boards, uncut. $2500.First edition of Pennant s "classic work," with 23 engraved plates-an attractively bound, uncut copy."The work, which must be regarded as the most prominent of Pennant s works, was originally planned as a sketch of the zoology of North America, but was later enlarged with the addition of descriptions of the quadrupeds and birds of the parts of Europe and Asia lying north of latitude 60 degrees N" (Anker 397). "He was able to combine his own observations with information from Thomas Hutchins, Ashton Blackburn, Alexander Garden, Benjamin Smith Barton, and Peter Simon Pallas, and thus to produce his classic work, Arctic Zoology" (DSB). Volume I is primarily dedicated to the discussion of mammals, Volume II to birds. Born in 1726, Pennant "was a representative of the best of the gentleman-naturalists who flourished in the late 18th century and sought to comprehend all of nature" (DSB); Samuel Johnson said that "Pennant has greater variety of inquiry than almost any man, and has told us more perhaps than one in ten thousand could have done in the time that he took" (Allibone, 1554). Without the 1787 supplemental volume, as usual. Ayer, 489-90. Lowndes, 1823. Anker 397. Interior exceptionally clean. Attractive bindings fine. An excellent uncut copy. Bookseller Inventory # 32010

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Arctic Zoology

Publication Date: 1784

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

Store Description

We are a rare bookseller based in Philadelphia, with stores in New York, and Las Vegas. If you would like to contact us about any of our books listed on the site, please use the 'Contact the bookseller' link on the listing page.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Association Member Members of these associations are committed to maintaining the highest standards. They vouch for the authenticity of all items offered for sale. They provide expert and detailed descriptions, disclose all significant defects and/or restorations, provide clear and accurate pricing, and operate with fairness and honesty during the purchase experience.
Terms of Sale:

If you have questions or would like to request an image of a book via email, please contact us using the 'Contact the bookseller' link. 1. We accept payment by Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and check. 2. All items are subject to prior sale. 3. All items are guaranteed as described. 4. Any item ordered through ABE may be returned within 30 days of the Estimated Delivery Date if unsatisfactory for any reason. (Notification requested prior to return.) 5. Shipping and insurance charges are add...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Bank/Wire Transfer