The prospectus for a new journal from Edinburgh in worn and stained boards. The Edinburgh Journal of Natural History and of the Physical Sciences: With the Animal Kingdom by Baron Cuvier. Conducted by Captain Thomas Brown, assisted by eminent scientific and literary men. The Prospectus contains No. 1, October 1835 - No. 8, January 1836 plus un-numbered issues through June 1836 (52 pp.) followed by an additional 52 pages on 'The Animal Kingdom. The eighteen hand-colored plates protected by tissue guards cover mammals (6), birds (10). and insects (2). Several of the bird plates contain birds painted by Alexander Wilson for his American Ornithology.