Paris, E. Martinet, 1868. 4to (26.7 x 21.2 cm). 233, [i] pp.; six engraved plates. Contemporary red polished half calf over marbled boards. Spine with intricate gilt ornaments at head and foot, gilt-lined compartments and gilt title. Marbled endpapers, red-sprinkled edges.
Thesis of the French zoologist, palaeontologist and medical doctor Victor Lemoine (1837-1897) who in later life specialised in Palaeogene birds and mammals. Signed and dedicated by the author to the French zoologist [Charles] Émile Blanchard (1819-1900), with the latter’s library stamp on title. A very wide-margined copy. Slight rubbing to board edges; the leather rubbed, here and there; weakly foxed, otherwise a very good, clean copy. Neither in Cat. BM(NH), nor in Nissen.