The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization . . . translated by H. M'Murtrie

Cuvier, Georges

Published by Carvill, New York, 1831
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Cuvier, Georges L. C. F. D., baron (1769-1832). The animal kingdom arranged in conformity with its organization. . . . Translated from the French, with notes and additions, by H. M'Murtrie, M.D. 4 vols., 8vo. xxxii, 448 [2]; xv [1], 475 [1]; xx, 575 [1]; xii, 545 [1]pp. 20 engraved plates. New York: G. & C. & H. Carvill, 1831. 220 x 133 mm. Speckled sheep ca. 1831, gilt-ruled spines (slightly rubbed). Moderate foxing and browning, but a fine copy. First American Edition. See Dibner, Heralds of Science, 195, Printing and the Mind of Man 276, Garrison-Morton 327. The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century. Cuvier's view of animal organization led him to an early recognition of the balance of nature, both with respect to the functional balance of parts in the individual and the interdependence of groups in the "network of nature." However, Cuvier's adherence to the concept of species as rigid, unchanging types rendered him unable to account for the immense variation within species populations. Coleman, pp. 94-98. DSB. Bookseller Inventory # 37709

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Title: The animal kingdom arranged in conformity ...

Publisher: Carvill, New York

Publication Date: 1831

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Edition: 1st Edition

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