Pp. 323; 34 fine hand-colored lithographs, frontispiece portrait of Barclay, title page with hand-colored vignette of a phalanger, some monochrome text figures (line-drawings). Original publisher's ornately blind-stamped red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and with gilt symbol on the front cover, top page edge in gilt, sm 8vo. This work presents a complete review of all of the marsupial mammals of Australia and South America as well as the opossum of North America. The volume begins with a long memoir of the life of John Barclay, M.D. This is volume XXIV in 'The Naturalist's Library' edited by William Jardine. This second edition is revised and enlarged. No ownership marks. Publisher's advertisement label removed from the front cover that has left a very faint glue trace. Minor offsetting from some color plates onto the tissue guards; a tight, bright and clean copy in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5104
Title: Mammalia: Marsupialia or Pouched Animals (...
Publisher: Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, . Second edition.
Publication Date: 1855
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