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    Le Règne Animal

    distribué d’après son organisation, pour servir de base a l’histoire naturelle des animaux et d’introduction a l’anatomie comparée. Avec Figures, dessinées d’après nature. Tome I, contenant L’introduction, les mammifères et les oiseaux. Tome II, contenant les reptiles, les poissons, es mollusques et les annélides. Tome III, contenant les crustacés, les arachnides et les insectes, Par M. Latreille. Tome IV, contenant les zoophytes, les tables, et les planches.
    First edition, with all four half titles present, and the 15 engraved plates by Laurillard. This is the seminal work of natural history by the recognised father of comparative anatomy, applying the Linnaean system of classification to the whole animal kingdom, and establishing the four classes, vertebrata, mollusca, articulata and radiata. This four volume first edition is the one cited in Printing and the Mind of Man, "In contradiction to the current view that the structure of an animal determined its functions and habits Cuvier held that an animal's structure was due to its function and habits. Learn More
    £1,350

    Date of Publication: 1817

    Published: Paris

    Stock Code: 115758

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