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Magnificent scientific plates of the morphology, anatomy and histology of Invertebrates

CARUS, Julius Victor.
Icones Zootomicae. Mit Originalbeiträgen der Heerren G.J. Allman, C. Gegenbaur, Th. H. Huxley, Alb. Kölliker, H. Müller, M.S. Schultze, C.Th.E. von Siebold und F. Stein. Herausgegeben von Julius Victor Carus. Erste Hälfte oder Tafel I-XXIII: Die Wirbellosen Thiere.
Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1857. Large folio (45.5 x 34.5 cm). With 23 engraved plates with many figures (many contemporary hand-coloured) by C. Haas, J.C. Loedel and Wagenschieber with 23 leaves of explanatory text. Half green morocco, brown paper sides. [4], IV pp. and 23 leaves of explanatory text to 23 plates.
€ 450
The original edition of an excellent collection of magnificent scientific plates of the morphology, anatomy, and histology of invertebrates, such as molluscs (5 plates), jellyfish, starfish, crustaceans and insects. Although the title-label on the front board calls for a second part, this part was never published and so the work was never expanded beyond these 23 plates and descriptive text present here: covering all the invertebrate groups, as intended. The publication includes contributions by George James Allman (1812-1898), Carl Gegenbaur (1826-1903), Thomas Henry Huxley, Albert Kölliker, Heinrich Ludwig Hermann Müller (1829-1883), Max Schultze, Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold (1804-1885) and Friedrich Stein.
Binding only slightly worn, some foxing and some marginal browning, but overall in good condition. Nissen, ZBI, no. 831; NDB, III, p. 61; cf. Alfred Kelly, The Descent of Darwin. The Popularization of Darwinism in Germany, 1860-1914, p. 21.
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