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James Parkinson
Organic Remains Of a Former World. An Examination of the Mineralized Remains Of The Vegetables and Aanimals Of The Antediluvian World; Generally Termed Extraneous Fossils By James Parkinson The First Volume [1811] Containing: The Vegetable Kingdom The Second Volume [1808] Containing: The Fossil Zoophytes The Third Volume [1811] Containing: The Fossil Starfish, Echini, Shells, Insects, Amphibia, Mammalia &c. In Three Volumes
London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1811, 1808 and 1811. First and Second Editions. Vol I is a Second Edition, Vol II and II are First Editions. Three volumes recently rebound with gilt titles to red labels and volume numbers to green, marbled boards and new end papers. Vol. I – xii, 461, [1], plates and 4pp Index, dated 1811, with a frontispiece, 1 plate at page 127 (Strata of Coal at Bovey) and 9 further hand coloured plates at the rear of the volume individually numbered. Vol. II – xiv, [2], 286pp, 1pp Directions to the Binder, 5pp Index, 1pp Advert, dated 1808, with a frontispiece and 19 further hand-coloured plates at the rear of the volume individually numbered with explanatory notes to opposing pages. Vol. III – xv, [1], 479pp, [1], 5pp Index, dated 1811, with a frontispiece and 22 further hand coloured plates at the rear of the volume individually numbered with explanatory notes opposing. James Parkinson FGS (11 April 1755 – 21 December 1824) was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is best known for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy, in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by Jean-Martin Charcot. Volume I is devoted to the plant kingdom and describes coal, lignite and peat as well as petrified wood, ferns, stems, leaves and fruits, mainly from Carboniferous and Tertiary strata. A short history of paleontological knowledge is also provided. Volume II treats corals, sponges and crinoids, and introduces the Linnaean system of taxon … [Click Below for Full Description]
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