Annals of Natural History 1896
With 65 essays and 18 plates including scorpions
First edition, hardback bound in the original blue cloth with gilt titling to spine. 22 × 14cm, 476pp + 18 plates to rear.
Full title: The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology (Vol. XVII, Sixth Series)
A fascinating collection of 65 natural history essays, a selection of titles are:
Descriptions of Two New Lizards from the Transvaal by G A Boulenger;
On a New Species of Hylecoetus (Lymexylonidae) from Japan by G Lewis;
The Sense of Sight: Sketch of a New Theory by H M Bernard;
On the Presence of Wood-Mason's Stridulating Organ in Trechona zebrata by R I Pocock;
Descriptions of Two New Species of Snake from Sarawak by A Gunther; On the Scorpions, Centipedes, and Millipedes Obtained by Dr Gregory on his Expedition to Mount Kenia, East Africa etc etc.
The book has eighteen plates to the rear showing scorpions, frogs, birds, shells.
The contents are in very good condition. The blue cloth binding is a little rubbed, marked and tanned with a scuff and dent to the bottom edge of the rear board. The volume number has been faintly chalked to the font board.
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