General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809). George Shaw, James Francis Stephens.
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)
General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)

General Zoology, or Systematic Natural History, Vols. 1-11 (I-XI) in 22 volumes, plus Zoological Lectures delivered at the Royal Institution in the Years 1806 and 1807, 2 volumes (1809)

London: G. Kearsley, et al. 1800-1819. First printing. Hardcover. 8vo (8.5 x 5.5 inches), 24 volumes; 23 volumes uniformly bound in horizontally grained dark sea-green full contemporary morocco with gilt borders, heavily gilded spines, titles stamped in gilt, all edges gilded, very good with light rubbing and scuffing, spines darkened to a pleasant dark greenish brown, and a 24th volume in half leather, comprising Vol. IX, parts 1 & 2. Contents all very good, occasional moderate foxing to plates, but most plates generally bright and with only minor foxing, well over 500 copperplates in total, mostly engraved by a Mrs. Griffith, about whom little is known, and occasionally by the more well known James Heath. The set is complete in 16 volumes, which were published until 1826; our set ends with the 11th volume in two parts, but with the addition of the rarely found Zoological Lectures (1809) in two volumes, both very good and with all 163 copperplates collated complete (the second volume has occasional light tidemark from old waterstain to top margin both text and plates. Shaw died in 1813 and the work was completed by James Francis Stephens, starting with the ninth volume. We were lacking the second part if Vol. IX but acquired a handsome volume with both parts bound together, in half leather, to fill in. The other later volumes (XII-XVI) can often be found individually for sale. With bookplates of Edward Bury; almost certainly the noted engineer and locomotive pioneer whose wife authored and illustrated "A Selection of Hexandrian Plants" (18341-1834) -- she was Priscilla Susan Falkner Bury and was a fine artist and biologist, friendly with the zoologist William Swainson (1799-1855) who offered her encouragement and guidance, and with the biologist and botanist William Roscoe (1753-1831). George Shaw was a well regarded zoologist, known these days mainly for his work on Australian zoology published in 1794 and for being among the first scientists to examine and assess the platypus. Very Good. Item #H17206

Price: $2,500.00

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