London: Printed for the Palaeontographical Society. First Edition. Hardcover. 4to. Near Fine. Item #002289
1850-1854. Tan calf boards with rebacked brown morocco spine. Spine lettered with gilt fillets on bands. Marbled edges and matching endpapers. From the library of John Stewart Roberts, his bookplate on front pastedown. Issued in five parts, with separate title pages. Continuous pagination. xvi; lxxxv; 322 p.p. Includes  b/w plates that are accompanied by leaf with descriptive letterpress. First part: Corals from the tertiary and cretaceous formations; Second part: corals from the Oolitic formations (1851); Third part: Corals from the Permian formation and the mountain limestone (1852); Fourth part: Corals from the Devonian formation (1853); Fifth part: Corals from the Silurian formation (1854). Pages lightly foxed. Some light offsetting from images. Interior clean, crisp. Some scratches and scuffs to front and rear boards. Wear at corners and tips. A bright copy. Near fine. Henri Milne Edwards [1800-1885] was a French Zoologist. In 1841, he was elected chair of entomology at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, where he was later chair of Zoology. Jules Haime [1824-1856] was a professor of natural history at Lycee Napoleon in Paris, known for his research in coral. There, he collaborated with Edwards on other geological papers.