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Mayer, Alfred Goldsborough
Medusae of the World. Vol. I The Hydromedusae, Vol. II The Hydromedusae, Vol. III The Scyphomedusae
Carnegie Institution of Washington. 1910 LANDMARK MONOGAPH ON THE BIOLOGY OF JELLYFISH WITH 428 FIGURES BY A. G. MAYER AND 53 COLOR LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES BY A. HOEN. Three hardcover volumes, 12 inches tall, recent green cloth binding, gilt title to spines, new endpapers, Vol. I iv, 1-230 pp, xv index, 119 figures in text, 29 color plates; Vol. II iv, 231-498 pp, xv index, 120-327 figures in text, color plates 30-55; Vol. III iv, 499-728 pp, figures 328-428 in text, plates 56-76. Perforated library stamp to bottom of title page in each volume--no other library or ownership marks. A very good copy of this scarce publication. The spectacular color plates were printed by AUGUST HOEN of Baltimore, who patented his lithocaustic method in 1860. This covered etching with a mix of citric acid and gum arabic so that the lithographer could see the progress of shaded patterns as they were etched into the stone. He continued to explore methods of producing fine gradations in shading. In 1880, August Hoen was granted several patents for a methods of producing halftone prints using lithography. ALFRED GOLDSBOROUGH MAYER (1868-1922) ) was an American marine biologist and zoologist of German descent whose fascination with medusae (jellyfish) marked a turning point for biology. Mayor's most recognized work originated from his work as a successful marine biologist. He published his first book about jellyfish in 1910 titled Medusae of the World, which documented his many studies of species of jellyfish around the world. He studied under Alexander Agassiz, and together they explored the medusae o … [Click Below for Full Description]
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