Perry's Arcana: A Facsimile Edition

by Petit, Richard
Perry's Arcana: A Facsimile Edition

Perry's Arcana: A Facsimile Edition

by Petit, Richard

Format: Hardcover

Code: R14091002

Condition: New

Dust Jacket: New

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2009. New hardcover with dustjacket. From 1810 to 1811, the English stonemason and amateur naturalist George Perry published a lavishly illustrated magazine on natural history. The Arcana or Museum of Nature ran to 22 monthly parts, with 84 extraordinary hand-colored plates and over 300 text pages describing mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, mollusks, echinoderms, insects, trilobites and plants, alongside travelogues from far-off lands. It presented the first published illustration of the koala and many new genera and species, but astonishingly was then largely forgotten for nearly two hundred years. Petit has collated and updated Perry's taxonomies, and much effort has gone into digitizing the original text and quaint illustrations. With a Collation and Explanatory Essay by Richard E. Petit.

ISBN: 9781439901953

Publisher: Temple University Press

Year of Publication: 2009

Page Count: 567

Weight: 3.94 lb