RICHARDSON, JOHN. 1787-1865. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or The Zoology of The Northern Parts of British America.... London: John Murray, Richard Bentley, and Josiah Fletcher, 1829-1837.

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RICHARDSON, JOHN. 1787-1865.
Fauna Boreali-Americana; or The Zoology of The Northern Parts of British America.... London: John Murray, Richard Bentley, and Josiah Fletcher, 1829-1837.

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RICHARDSON, JOHN. 1787-1865.
Fauna Boreali-Americana; or The Zoology of The Northern Parts of British America.... London: John Murray, Richard Bentley, and Josiah Fletcher, 1829-1837.
4 volumes. 4to (275 x 220 mm). 110 engraved and lithographed plates (72 colored), wood engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary red half morocco, spines ruled in gilt with black morocco gilt spine labels, top edges gilt. Spine of volume II separated from text block, joints cracked, minor browning.

FIRST EDITION of this ambitious four-part series devoted to the natural history of the Arctic regions. The Fauna Boreali-Americana was based on information Richardson collected on Franklin's two arctic overland expeditions, 1819-22 and 1825-27, in his capacity as surgeon-naturalist. Anker 493; Nissen IVB 773; Nissen ZBI 3385; Sabin 71026; Wood 536; Zimmer 520.
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RICHARDSON, JOHN. 1787-1865. Fauna Boreali-Americana; or The Zoology of The Northern Parts of British America.... London: John Murray, Richard Bentley, and Josiah Fletcher, 1829-1837.
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