CUVIER, BARON [GEORGES LEPOLD CHRETIEN]. 1769-1832.
The Animal Kingdom. Arranged in Conformity with its Organization. With Additional Descriptions of All the Species Hitherto Named, an of Many not Before Noticed, by Edward Griffith and others. London: Geo. B. Whittaker, 1827-1835.
16 volumes. 8vo (242 x 146 mm). Approx. 800 plates including approx. 675 hand-colored. Early half-morocco and marbled boards, marbled edges and endpapers, spines gilt. Sporadic offsetting and foxing, some minor marginal tears without loss, several volumes subtly rebacked with original spines laid down, a few repairs to joints, upper board of vol I nearly detached, chip to head of spine vol XIV.
COMPLETE SET. In addition to Cuvier's acclaimed bird illustrations, these volumes collect his illustrations of Mammalia, Pisces, Insecta, Reptilia, Mollusca & Radiata, Annelida, Crustacea & Arachnida, and Fossil Remains. Nissen ZBI 1015.