An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier, for the use of Student and Travellers: Cuvier, ... An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier, for the use of Student and Travellers: Cuvier, ... An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier, for the use of Student and Travellers: Cuvier, ... An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier, for the use of Student and Travellers: Cuvier, ...

An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier, for the use of Student and Travellers

Cuvier, Georges; T. Edward Bowdich (transl.)

Published by Printed by J. Smith and sold by Treuttel and Würtz, Soho-Square, London, Paris, 1821
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8vo. Original three-quarter leather over marbled boards. Boards and endpapers detached but present. 86, [8]pp. of index followed by an unpaginated section of 15 b/w illustrated leaves entitled "An Introduction to Conchology, including the Fossil Genera with nearly 400 figures." Deckled page edges. First English translation by T. Edward Bowdich of Georges Cuvier's "Ornithologie, ou, Histoire naturelle des oiseaux, d'après Le règne animal de M. le baron Georges Cuvier," which was first published in 1817. Cuvier almost single-handedly founded vertebrate paleontology as a scientific study as well as creating the comparative method of organismal biology. Bowdich was a member of the Wetteravian Society of Natural History and a 'conductor of the Mission to Ashantee' (Ghana). He translated Cuvier's work in preparation for his second journey to Africa. Illustrated with hundreds of b/w drawings on 20 plates of various bird species. Four plates in fold-out. Majority of drawings depict birds heads, others show joints and feet. Two of the four fold-out plates are numbered (I & II). Plate I is an impressive illustration showing a skeleton of a Pelican, the other are of birds respiratory functions. Includes Index to the Ornithology and Index to the Mammalia, as issued. Main part of backstrip chipped, minor abrasions on boards. Stamp and signature of previous owners on front free endpaper. Small closed tear on top edge of plate I. Sporadic foxing throughout. Binding in poor, interior in overall good condition. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 10436

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Title: An Introduction to the Ornithology of Cuvier...

Publisher: Printed by J. Smith and sold by Treuttel and Würtz, Soho-Square, London, Paris

Publication Date: 1821

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fair

Edition: First English language edition.

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