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. XL. Report on the Radiolaria. By Professor Ernst Haeckel, M.D., Ph.D.
Item ID 72041
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1887. Two volumes [text and atlas] in three. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 1991 [clxxxviii, 888, 889-1803] pp.; 140 lithographed plates of which 16 completely or partly in chromolithography, several tinted and the others plain. Original uniform, dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spines. Brown endpapers. A rare and sought-after complete part from the famous series, The Zoology of the Challenger Expedition , volume XVIII, part XL. Containing descriptions and illustrations of numerous new species, all very beautifully and accurately illustrated in all their microscopic details by Ernst Haeckel himself. It were magnificent illustrations like these which inspired the Jugendstil artists. This is the whole volume 18; the volumes entirely occupied by Haeckel's paper. A very good, unmarked set. Some minimal shelf-wear, a few text corrections in an old hand, and the binding of the plate volumes loose, those of the text volumes weakened, because of the heavy book blocks. If repaired, this will be an impeccable set. Nissen ZBI, 4754.