Arctic Zoology (2 volume set)

Arctic Zoology (2 volume set)

 Thomas Pennant

Henry Hughs, 1784


1st edition. 2 volume set. Bound in contemporary smooth calf.  Rebacked, some restoration work to corners. Large paper copy, quarto, 29 cm. Collated: [2], cc, 185, [1] pp.; [2], [186-586, [14] pp.; two engraved title-page vignettes, frontispiece, and 23 engraved plates (one folding).  Plates engraved by Peter Mazell.  Clean, unmarked pages.  Covers the Hudson Bay region, Spitzbergen, Iceland, Nootka, Norway, Scotland, Alaska, Canada, California, Greenland, Nova Scotia, and Sibera. 

v. 1. Quadrupeds; v. 2. Birds.  "The content of the volumes, one of the earliest works of systematic zoology published in Britain, is based on the writings of earlier zoologists, information obtained by Pennant from his scientific correspondents all over Europe and America, and his studies in private museums and collections. It is embellished with engravings of animals, birds, landscapes and artefacts. Volume 2 deals with land and water birds, including some, such as the passenger pigeon, which are now extinct." - Cambridge University Press, 2014.

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