Arctic Zoology: Pennat, Thomas (1726-1798)
Arctic Zoology: Pennat, Thomas - First Edition of a classic work on the natural history of the northern regions of America, Europe, and Asia by one of the
outstanding naturalists of the eighteenth century. Beautiful Bound Illustrated 18th Century Natural History Classic!
Beautiful Bound Illustrated 18th Century Natural History Classic First Edition of a classic work on the natural history of the northern regions of America, Europe, and Asia by one of the outstanding naturalists of the eighteenth century. The greater portion of the work is devoted to animal and bird life of North
America with sections on Alaska, Nootka Sound, California, Hudson’s Bay, Baffin Island, Nova Scotia as well as areas of Canada. Illustrations include a rare plate and vignette of moose after paintings by George Stubbs. "For this work [Pennant] received information from George Low and other Scottish naturalists, and from Sir Joseph Banks, who had visited Newfoundland." -- DNB. This important work has been translated into Dutch, French and German.
Henry Hughs, London, 1784. Quarto. Two Volumes totaling 586 pages plus index. Errata present at the end of Vol. 2. (Lacking, as usual, the 3rd volume supplement published in 1787). Present are twenty-four (24) engraved plates (one folding) and engraved title page vignettes and volume one frontispiece illustration. Additional illustration of the Brent Goose present on page 551. The work praised by Cuvier as valuable to naturalists "gave a condensed view of the progress of discovery" along the northern coasts of Europe, Asia, and America." Beautifully rebound in full tree calf with perimeter double rule, five raised bands with 6 panels, ornate gilt spines, red Moroccan title labels and green volume labels with period oval numerals. Very clean marbled endpapers, wide margined text exceptionally clean as well. Some tasteful light notation in the first few pages.
Bindings are Exquisite, a Most Presentable Complete Two Volume Set