Fauna Boreali-Americana. Part First. Containing the Quadrupeds
RICHARDSON, John; LANDSEER, Thomas (illus.)
Title continues: "or the Zoology of the Northern Parts of British America. Containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late Northern Land Expeditions, under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N." Includes bats, mice, bears, badgers, weasels, ermines, martens, fishers, skunks, otters, wolves, dogs, foxes, lynx, beavers, lemmings, rats, marmots, squirrels, porcupines, hares, caribou, wapiti, deer, antiolope, goat, bison, etc. The first part of a 4-volume natural history of the Arctic. Based on info Richardson collected as surgeon-naturalist on Franklin's two arctic overland expeditions 1819-22 and 1825-27. Arctic Bib. 14491. Lande S1924. Morgan p. 319. Peel 91. Sabin 71026. Streeter VI 3700. TPL 1454. Wagner-Camp 39.
Publisher: John Murray
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1829
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Published under the authority of the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs. xlvi, , 300 p. 28 cm. 28 b&w etched plates and an additional plate illustrating caribou. Half leather with black cloth. Boards a bit warped. Corners worn, cracks and tears in spine ends, some soiling to cloth. Hinges tender with internal tape residue. Armorial bookplate (three bugles and a heron) for George A. Thruston on front pastedown. Dampstains throughout, including top corners of most plates. Occasional foxing and some offsetting from plates. Tiny ink notation at top corner of front free endpaper.