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The class Insecta

Author: Georges Cuvier, baronP A LatreilleEdward GriffithEdward PidgeonGeorge Robert GrayAll authors
Publisher: London : Printed for Whittaker, Treacher, and Co., 1832.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Georges Cuvier, baron; P A Latreille; Edward Griffith; Edward Pidgeon; George Robert Gray; F -É Guérin-Méneville; J O Westwood
OCLC Number: 21785728
Notes: Issued in 6 parts between June 1831 and Sept. 1832, although the title pages for both volumes are dated 1832. See C.F. Cowan, "Notes on Griffith's Animal kingdom of Cuvier," J. Soc. Bib. Nat. Hist. (1969), 5 (2):137-140.
"The most cursory examination of the text shows that it consists of certain chapters translated from Latreille, with the accompanying plates copied from Guérin, and separate chapters with their [i.e. Griffith & Pidgeon's] own plates under Gray's name."--Cowan, p. 140; see also J.C. Smith, Georges Cuvier, no. 751.
"London: Gilbert & Rivington, printers"--Verso of series title page.
Collation of each v.: v. 1 [=v.14 of the Animal kingdom]: viii, 570 p.; v. 2 [=v. 15 of the Animal kingdom]: [iii], 680, 681*-684*, 681-796 p.; the 141 leaves of plates (including one plate numbered as 83*)--were issued scattered throughout the two volumes, not in numerical order; their intended placement is given in the List of plates in v. 1, p. [v]-viii.
Some of the plates are signed "I.O. Westwood del."
Description: 2 volumes, 140, [1] leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Règne animal.
Animal kingdom,
Insecta
Responsibility: arranged by the Baron Cuvier ; with supplementary additions to each order by Edward Griffith and Edward Pidgeon ; and notices of new genera and species by George Gray.

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