The zoology of Captain Beechey's voyage; compiled from the collections and notes made by Captain Beechey, the officers and naturalist of the expedition, during a voyage to the Pacific and Behring's Straits performed in His Majesty's ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey ... in the years 1825, 26, 27 and 28, by J. Richardson ... N.A. Vigors ... G.T. Lay ... E.T. Bennett ... Richard Owen ... John E. Gray ... Rev. W. Buckland ... and G.B. Sowerby ... Illustrated with upwards of fifty finely coloured plates by Sowerby. Published under the authority of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty
Beechey, Frederick William 1796-1856
Richardson, John Sir 1787-1865
Lay, G. Tradescant (George Tradescant)
Bennett, Edward Turner 1797-1836
Owen, Richard 1804-1892
Gray, John Edward 1800-1875
Sowerby, George Brettingham 1788-1854
Buckland, William 1784-1856
Belcher, Edward Sir 1799-1877
Lear, Edward 1812-1888
Zeitter, John Christian -1862
Landseer, Thomas 1795-1880
Sowerby, James de Carle 1787-1871
Vigors, Nicholas Aylward 1785-1840
Dall, William Healey 1845-1927 DSI
Great Britain Admiralty
xii, 180 [i.e. 186] pages XLIV color plates, 3 color maps (1 folded) 30 cm
QL5 .B4X 1839
"Howlett and Son, printers ... Soho"--Verso of title page.
Plates drawn by E. Lear, J.D.C. Sowerby, and Zeitter, and engraved by T. Landseer and Zeitter; maps drawn and coloured by Lieut. E. Belcher.
The adjusted page count includes pages numbered 9* through 13*, inserted as "Additional observations" after the Mammalia section.
Plates accompanied by blank tissue guard-sheets.
Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, I, 285
BM (Nat. hist.), v. I, p. 122
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SCNHRB has two copies.
SCNHRB c. 1 (39088006768683) has stamp on p. [v]: Smithsonian Institution National Museum, Jun. 11, 1900; accession no. 167411.
SCNHRB c. 1 has a few pencil markings and annotations throughout.
SCNHRB c. 1 has the publisher's blind-stamped green embossed cloth binding; the spine cover is wanting.
SCNHRB c. 2 (39088010284032) has bookplate: Ex libris William Healey Dall, Division of Mollusks Sectional Library; with his stamp on t.p.
SCNHRB c. 2 has an offprint from The veliger, v. 10, no. 4 (Apr. 1968), p. 350-352, "Itinerary of the voyage of H.M.S. Blossom, 1825-1828" by Joseph Rosewater, inserted at the front of the volume. A printed bookseller's catalog citation for this ed. of Beechey is mounted on the verso of the first page of the offprint.
SCNHRB c. 2 has some pencil annotations and markings throughout; the pages and plates are slightly cropped, with some loss of text (primarily plate numbering).
SCNHRB c. 2 has a modern brown embossed cloth library binding with gilt-lettered spine; the preliminary leaves have been reinforced with transparent sheets of paper.
Introduction [by F.W. Beechey]--Mammalia, by J. Richardson.--Ornithology, by N.A. Vigors.--Fishes, by G.T. Lay, and E.T. Bennett.--Crustacea, by R. Owen.--Reptiles, by J.E. Gray.--Batrachians, by J.E. Gray.--Molluscous animals, and their shells, by J.E. Gray [and G.B. Sowerby]--Geology [ed. by W. Buckland, from the notes of Lieut. Belcher and of Mr. A. Collie]