Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations on its external form ... Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations on its external form ... Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations on its external form ... Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations on its external form ...

Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations on its external form and internal structure.

Owen, Richard.

Published by London, printed by Richard Taylor, . First edition., 1832
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Pp. (4), 2-68; 8 full page monochrome lithographed plates (15 total lithographs - many are two-page). Recent green one-half straight-grain morocco leather over English marbled boards, green endpapers, 4to (293 x 232 mm). According to DSB X, p. 261, "The attention of the scientific community was first focused on Owen in 1832 when he published Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus. which was based on a single specimen of this delicate organism that was previously known only by its shell. In this superb piece of descriptive anatomy he also modified Cuvier's Cephalopoda and proposed two orders that were considered valid until 1894." No ownership marks and few signs of use. Many of the lithographed plates show scattered foxing; a tight copy in very good condition in a period-style morocco binding. Bookseller Inventory # 5563

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Title: Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus ...

Publisher: London, printed by Richard Taylor, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1832

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