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The Natural History of the Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetacea &c
W H LIZARS, EDINBURGH 1839 - A good copy of the 1st edition in original publisher's cloth binding. This is Volume VIII of Jardine's Naturalist's Library, Mammalia. With engraved frontispiece of Peron; vignette title page showing a boat beset by walruses; 2 further title pages; advertisement for the series; contents pages; Memoir of Peron; introduction; text including numerous engravings and 31 plates, 28 of which are hand coloured, bound at the rear. The illustrator's imagination can be seen running riot with the sea monsters pictured on plates 28 and 29. The binding is showing wear with sunning to the spine (although the gilt lettering is very bright); the beginnings of some splitting at the joints and wear to edges. The stitching of the first section is coming adrift so the first 6 pages are loosening. With the original green endpapers. There is the signature of R L Barquet (?) at the top of the vignette title page. The text and plates are generally clean and bright. The plates are not tissue guarded but do not appear damaged - their edges are slightly browned. The final plate is coming loose. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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