Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. LXXVII. Report on the Siphonophorae. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D., Hon. F.R.S.E.
Item ID 72038
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1888. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 388 [380, 8] pages, seven woodcuts in the text, and 50 plates, of which 11 in beautiful chromolithography, the others mostly tinted or duotone, and a few plain. Original dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers. A rare and sought-after complete part from the famous series, The Zoology of the Challenger Expedition , volume XXVIII, part LXXVII. Contains descriptions and illustrations of many new species of jellyfish-like Hydrozoa, all very beautifully and accurately illustrated by the great naturalist and influential artist Ernst Haeckel himself. It were illustrations like these which inspired the Jugendstil artists. This is the whole volume 28, entirely occupied by Haeckels paper. A truly excellent, unmarked copy. Some minimal shelf-wear; the binding, which is usually weakened due to the heavy book block, and often found with the endpapers cracked on the fold, is entirely intact. Rare, especially in this sublime state. We have never seen a better copy. Nissen ZBI, 4754.