Fauna boreali-americana, or, The zoology of the northern parts of British America


Fauna boreali-americana, or, The zoology of the northern parts of British America : containing descriptions of the objects of natural history collected on the late northern land expeditions, under command of Captain Sir John Franklin, R.N


Richardson, John, Sir, 1787-1865

Swainson, William, 1789-1855
Kirby, William, 1759-1850




Published material

Publication info

London, J. Murray [etc.], 1829-1837


Vol. 1: xlvi, 300 p., [28] leaves of plates; v. 2: lxvi, 523 p., [50] leaves of plates; v. 3: xv, 327 p., [23] leaves of plates; v. 4: xxxix, 325 p., 8 leaves of plates.

Plates in pt. 2 and 4, and some in pt. 3 are colored.

Plates in pt. 3 numbered 74-97; plates in other pts. have miscellaneous numbering.

"Published under the authority of the Right Honourable the Secretary of State for Colonial Affairs."

Running title: Northern zoology.

Imprint varies: v. 3, London : R. Bentley; v. 4, Norwich : J. Fletcher : And sold in London by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longmans.

Vol. 4 also issued with individual t.p.: Entomologia boreali americana.

Contents: pt. 1. The quadrupeds / by John Richardson. 1829 -- pt. 2. The birds / by William Swainson and John Richardson. 1831 -- pt. 3. The fish / by John Richardson. 1836 -- pt. 4. The insects / by the Rev. William Kirby. 1837.

Title varies.

Part 4 was also issued with special title: Entomologia boreali americana ... by the Rev. William Kirby, Norwich, 1837.

Plates illustrated by Thomas Landseer, C.M. Curtis, B. Waterhouse Hawkins, J. de C. Sowerby, William Swainson, and Charles Hamilton Smith, and engraved by C.E. Wagstaff. Some plates in pt. 4 printed b

Imprint varies: v. 2: London, J. Murray, 1831; v. 3: London, R. Bentley, 1836; v. 4: Norwich, J. Fletcher, and sold in London by Longman, Orme, Brown, Green & Longmans, 1837.

"London: Printed by William Clowes"--Verso of t.p.

Plates sometimes bound out of consecutive numerical order, as issued.

Sabin | 71026-71029

Wagner-Camp (4th ed.) | 39

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | I, 3385


Arctic regions , Canada , Zoology

Call Number

QL219 .R52 1829




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.39293
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/06025483
OCLC: 13607386


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