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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al.
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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al. The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey, the Officers and Naturalist of the Expedition, During a Voyage to the Pacific and Behring's Straits Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28. xii, 180 pages (additionally 9*-13*), half-title, 44 beautifully hand-colored engraved plates of mammals, birds, fishes, crustaceans, reptiles and mollusks, 1 uncolored engraved plate (XLV, inserted?), and 3 hand-colored engraved geological plans and elevations. 4to, 11½x9 inches, publisher's plain green cloth with printed spine label, contents shaken with several quires and plates loose, covers detached; minimal foxing but plates generally clean; worthy of binding repair.-London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839

Important early reporting on exotic Pacific species, many newly discovered, and illustrated by a fine collection of plates after Edward Lear, Johann Christian Zeitter, George Brettingham Sowerby, and James De Carle Sowerby.
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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al.

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Dec 09, 2021
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0318: (NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al.

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(NATURAL HISTORY.) Frederick William Beechey, et al. The Zoology of Captain Beechey's Voyage; Compiled from the Collections and Notes Made by Captain Beechey, the Officers and Naturalist of the Expedition, During a Voyage to the Pacific and Behring's Straits Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom... in the Years 1825, 26, 27, and 28. xii, 180 pages (additionally 9*-13*), half-title, 44 beautifully hand-colored engraved plates of mammals, birds, fishes, crustaceans, reptiles and mollusks, 1 uncolored engraved plate (XLV, inserted?), and 3 hand-colored engraved geological plans and elevations. 4to, 11½x9 inches, publisher's plain green cloth with printed spine label, contents shaken with several quires and plates loose, covers detached; minimal foxing but plates generally clean; worthy of binding repair.-London: Henry G. Bohn, 1839

Important early reporting on exotic Pacific species, many newly discovered, and illustrated by a fine collection of plates after Edward Lear, Johann Christian Zeitter, George Brettingham Sowerby, and James De Carle Sowerby.

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