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Xántus, János [Xantus, John ee Vesey]
Xántus János levelei éjszakamerikából. tizenkét eredeti rajzok után készült kő- és egynéhány fametszettel. Közli Prépost István. [Letters of János Xantus from North America. With Twelve Lithographs.]
Pesten [Pest]: Lauffer és Stolp kiadó könyvkereskedés tulajdona, 1858. First edition. In somewhat later half cloth, gilt spine. Light foxing and light brownish stains throughout. Old shelfmarks on pastedown, old collection stamps on the verso of the title page and on p. 141. In very good condition.. Illustrated with twelve lithograph plates and two text illustrations.. Illustrated with twelve lithograph plates and two text illustrations. First edition. In somewhat later half cloth, gilt spine. 175 [1] p. and 12 tinted lithograph plates [frontispiece included]. John Xantus de Vesey (1825-1894) was a Hungarian exile naturalist and zoologist. He was a Freedom Fighter in the Hungarian Revolution of 1848, and as a result a political refugee in the United States where he arrived in 1852. He became a stretcher-bearer in the US army where he met a surgeon William Alexander Hammond who acted as a collector for the renown zoologist Spencer Fullerton Baird. Through Hammond he became interested in natural history and became a talented collector. In 1859 he made an expedition to Baja California, which was almost unknown at the time. Xantus explored the entire surrounding region and many adjacent islands, he collected numerous unknown species of plants and animals. Baird stated that Xantus made "the addition of a larger number of new animals to our fauna than has been made by one person in any single region of North America before". Several zoological and botanical taxa have been named for him. In 1862 Xantus was sent to the American consulate in the port of Manzanillo in southern Mex … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Foldvaribooks [Hungary]
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