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Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus et Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis
2 p.l., 823, [1] pp.; 2 p.l., 825-1384 pp. Two vols. 8vo, cont. speckled calf (skillfully rebacked with the orig. spines laid-down), spines gilt. Stockholm: L. Salvius, 1758-59. The famous tenth edition; one of the greatest books in the history of science which marked the starting point of zoological nomenclature. In this book, Linnaeus fully explains his system of binomial nomenclature and extends his plant classification scheme based on genera and species to the animal kingdom. In this edition Linnaeus classified man amongst the apes and also recognized for the first time that whales were mammals. The first edition appeared in 1735. Very nice set. Engraved royal bookplate with the motto "Fax Mentis Incendium Gloriae." ❧ Garrison-Morton 99.1-"The first full-dress appearance of Linnaeus's binomial system. Describing about 8,000 plant species from all over the world in the binomial system, the book demonstrated the value of a binomial system of nomenclature for biology generally, and was the stimulus to the development of this type of classification throughout the field." .
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