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Cuvier's Animal kingdom : arranged according to its organization, forming the basis for a natural history of animals, and an introduction to comparative anatomy : illustrated by three hundred engravings on wood

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Cuvier, Georges baron 1769-1832  Search this
Blyth, Edward 1810-1873  Search this
Mudie, Robert 1777-1842  Search this
Johnston, George 1797-1855  Search this
Westwood, J. O (John Obadiah) 1805-1893  Search this
Latreille, P. A (Pierre André) 1762-1833  Search this
McMurtrie, Henry 1793-1865  Search this
Swaine, John 1775-1860  Search this
Former owner:
Schmitt, Waldo L (Waldo Lasalle) 1887-1977 DSI  Search this
Richmond, Charles Wallace 1868-1932 DSI  Search this
Westfield Normal School DSI  Search this
Baker & Darby  Search this
Orr & Smith  Search this
Physical description:
[2], vii, [3], 670 p., [27] leaves of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Translation of: Règne animal.
"Mammalia, birds and reptiles, by Edward Blyth. The fishes and Radiata, by Robert Mudie. The molluscous animals, by George Johnston. The articulated animals, by J.O. Westwood."
"Translation chiefly by Henry McMurtrie of the 2nd French edition ... with updates inserted in the appropriate places and indicated by brackets"--J.C. Smith, Georges Cuvier, p. 191.
Some plates are signed: J.O.W. [i.e. Westwood] del.; On steel by J. Swaine; London: published by Orr & Smith.
"London: Printed by Baker & Darby, Holborn HIll"--Verso of t.p.
Title and text printed within single rule border.
"Most plates were missing from copies seen, although in some, guard sheets and lists of plates were present"--J.C. Smith, Georges Cuvier, p. 191.
"Introduction to the articulated animals with articulated legs, by M. P.A. Latreille"--P. 401-405.
Smith, J.C. Georges Cuvier, 759
Also available online.
SCNHRB has two copies.
SCNHRB c. 1 (39088013370697) is imperfect: all of the plates, with the exception of "Beetles", "Orthopterous insects", and "Butterflies", are wanting; blank tissue guard sheets (some with offsetting from plates that were once part of this copy) are inserted throughout the volume.
SCNHRB c. 1 has stamps on t.p.: Normal Hall, Westfield, Mass.; Smithsonian Libraries. With pencil annotation in gutter of p. [iii]: Waldo Schmitt; and a few ms. pencil markings throughout.
SCNHRB c. 1 has a typed note laid-in: "4/24/45 wrote to Dr. Edward J. Scanlon, Pres. Westfield State Teachers College, asking if this volume belongs in their library. LMc."
SCNHRB c. 1 has an old gilt-tooled black half-leather binding with embossed-cloth-covered boards (front cover wanting); housed in an archival box for preservation.
SCNHRB c. 2 (39088013370838) is imperfect: the half-title leaf, the leaf containing a list of the plates, and all plates are wanting.
SCNHRB c. 2 has stamp on t.p.: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Richmond Collection; accession no.: 181631. With Richmond's autograph (dated Jan. 27, 1902) on the verso of the t.p., and some brief ms. annotations and markings in the margins (some are partially cropped).
SCNHRB c. 2 has a modern brown buckram library binding with gilt-lettered spine and marbled edges.
Animals  Search this
Anatomy, Comparative  Search this
Call number:
QL45 .C99 1840
QL45 .C9913 1840
QL45.C99 1840
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries