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Dalyell, John Graham
The Powers of the Creator Displayed in the Creation; or, Observations on the Life amidst the various Forms of the humbler Tribes of Animated Nature: with Practical Comments and Illustrations Vol. I-III
John van Voorst 1851-1858, London. vi, 268; xiii, 327; li, 359, portrait frontis, 145 plates (all but one coloured). . HB. 3 vols, large 4to (290x220mm), orig. publisher's cloth-backed, paper covered boards, rebacked retaining orig. spines, corners repaired, facsimile title labels to spines, page edges uncut; chipping to margins of endpapers in Vol. I. Book-plates to endpapers, society ink stamp to title-pages. Old marginal water stain to varying extent in lower outer corner of all volumes, but not affecting printed area. Rare, especially complete in three volumes. As stated on the title-page of Vol. I, this work was originally intended to be complete in 2 volumes. The author died before publication of the second volume, which was published posthumously in 1853, under the superintendence of his sister, Miss Elizabeth Dalyell, and Prof. John Fleming, D.D. Subsequently a third 'Supplemental' volume was also published, including a portrait and Memoir of the author. The delicately hand-coloured plates illustrate marine invertebrates, including echinoderms (starfishes, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, etc.), crustacea (crabs, lobsters, prawns, etc.), molluscs, including cephalopods, worms, etc. John Graham Dalyell (1775-1851) was a Scottish advocate, antiquary and naturalist. In 1797 he was elected a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and was chosen as the first vice-president of that society.Nissen ZBI, 1030; Freeman, 902. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: PEMBERLEY NATURAL HISTORY BOOKS BA [Iver, United Kingdom]

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