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Ichthyology of the Voyage of H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, under the Command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross, R.N., F.R.S.

by Richardson, J.

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  • Catalogue No : 35042
  • Published : 1844-1848
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : viii, 139

Description:

Zoology of the voyage of the H.M.S. Erebus and Terror, Vol. II, Part 2, Ichthyology. The complete report on the fish specimens collected during Ross' voyage to the Antarctic (1839-1842), including species from Australia, New Zealand, Cape Horn, the Falklands, and elsewhere. Fine lithographic plates of fish by W. Mitchell, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Also bound at the rear are the first 24 pages and 6 plates of the report on Insects 'Insects of New Zealand' [by A. White, 1846]. One further parts on insects (pp. 25-52, plates 7-10) was published much later, in 1874, but is not present here. The present volume comprises a part of the scientific reports

BM(NH) Library Catalogue Vol. IV, p. 1698; Nissen ZBI, 3386; Rosove, 270-8.

The 1839-42 expedition of the Erebus and Terror to the Antarctic under James Clark Ross was the first of the major Antarctic expeditions. This report on the fish comprises part of the scientific reports. The complete Zoological reports were published in 24 parts, in 2 volumes, over a thirty-year period and complete sets are extremely rare.

Condition

4to, nineteenth century half morocco, rubbed and a little worn to extremities, raised bands, gt, aeg, marbled endpapers. Some scattered foxing, heavier to a couple of plates. With the bookplate and gilt crest to front cover of the General Assembly Library, New Zealand. No stamps. Also with decorative bookplate of a later owner.

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