Collection of Forty-six Papers on the Anatomy of Fishes from the Library of Ramsay Heatley Traquair. 2 volumes.
Illustrated. 8vo, contemporary 3/4 calf over marbled boards (covers detached; a spine dulled; splits to rear edges of spines near ends; boards rubbed; the papers are very good, the bindings are poor).
Some of the papers are: CUNNINGHAM, J.P. "The Significance of Kupffer's Vesicle, with remarks on other questions of vertebrate morphology," pp. 16, 1 plate, inscribed by the author; HASSE, C. "Das Naturliche System der Elasmobranchier auf Grundlage des Baues und der Entwicklung der Wirbelsaule," pp. 10; MOBIUS, KARL. "Die Bewegungen der Fliegenden Fische Durch die Luft," pp. 40, a partly colored plate; THACHER, JAMES K. "Median and Paired Fins, a Contribution to the History of Vertebrate Limbs," pp. 281-310, 12 tinted plates; GARMAN, SAMUEL. "New Sharks, Chlamydoselachus Anguineus. Heptranchias Pectorosus," pp. 14; -- "Chlamydoselachus anguineus Garm. -- A Living Species of Cladodont Shark," pp. 35, 20 plates in sepia, with a signed inscription from Garman to Traquair; SHUFELDT, R.W. "The Osteology of Amia Calva, including special references to the skeleton of teleosteans," pp. 94, 14 plates; COLLINGE, WALTER EDWARD. "On the Sensory Canal System of Fishes. Teleostei -- Suborder A. Physostomi," pp. 273-299, 4 partly colored plates; HOWES, G.B. "On the Skeleton and Affinities of the Paired Fins of Ceratodus, with Observations upon those of the Elasmobranchii," pp. 3-26, 3 colored plates; BALFOUR, F.M. "On the Development of the Skeleton of the Paired Fins of Elasmobranchii...," 2 colored plates; HUXLEY, T.H. "On Ceratodus Forsteri with Observations on the Classification of Fishes," pp. 23-59, with a signed inscription by Huxley to Traquair; POLLARD, H.B. "The Oral Cirri of Siluroids and the Origin of the Head in Vertebrates," pp. 379-424, 2 double-page plates; DEAN, BASHFORD. "The Early Development of Amia," pp. 413-444, 3 double-page tinted plates; -- "On the Larval Development of Amia calva," pp. 639-672, 3 double-page tinted plates; etc., etc. ***International shipping will be extra.***
Publisher Information: Vp: 1863-97.
Book Id: 50255