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Le règne animal distribué d'après son organisaton, pour servir de base à l'histoire naturelle des animaux et d'introduction à l'anatomie comparée.
Deterville, Paris 1817 - 4 Volumes. 8vo (202x125 mm), xxxvii, 540; xviii, 532; xxix, 653; viii, 255 pp. including half-titles and 15 engraved plates by Pierron after Laurillard. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt spines (some scratching and light wear to boards and extremities), minor occasional spotting. A fine, clean copy. ---- Dibner 195, PMM 276; Sparrow 42, Norman 567, Heirs of Hippocrates 1240, Nissen ZBI 1013, Waller 14796; Wellcome II, p. 423. - First edition of this classic work which Singer describes as "the most comprehensive biological work since Linnaeus." (Singer, History of Biology). "It is in his classification of the animal kingdom into four main groups, Vertebrata, Mollusca, Articulata and Radiata, that he so notably succeeded in giving a lead that has been followed by all his successors" (PMM). "The most influential exposition of the typological approach to animal classification, representing the greatest body of zoological facts that had yet been assembled; it served as the standard zoological manual for most of Europe during the first half of the nineteenth century" (Norman 567). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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