18. Item #72154

JARDINE, William, series ed. THE NATURALIST'S LIBRARY. MAMMALIA. [VARIOUS VOLUMES]. Edinburgh: W. H. Lizars, [etc.], 1839(-1841). We offer the following volumes: Vol. 8, Amphibious Carnivora, including the Walrus and Seals, also of the Herbivorous Cetecea, &c., by Robert Hamilton; Vol. 9, Dogs: Candidae or Genus Canis of Authors, including also the Genera Hyaena and Proteles, by Chas. Hamilton Smith; Vol. 11, Marsupialia or Pouched Animals, by G. R. Waterhouse. Illustrated with 103 engraved plates, of which all but seven are beautifully hand-colored; only two engraved title-pages, the three frontis. portraits, and two other plates are uncolored. Three octavo volumes; all are complete. Once uniformly bound in quarter calf and marbled boards, with matching marbled endpapers, gilt labels at spine, and top-edges trimmed and gilt; however, the boards and backstrip of Vol. 11 are detached. Regarding Vols. 8 and 9, their spines are sunned and the leather and boards are heavily rubbed and very worn. Armorial bookplate at front patedown of each volume. Vol. 8 has negligible intermittent foxing throughout; the other volumes are mostly clean internally, despite light foxing of initial and closing leaves. Lovely plates and complete texts which, because of the poor condition of the bindings, are offered with all faults.

Price: $650.00

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