London: G. Henderson, 1834 - 1837. First edition. Hardcover. Full collection of the engravings from the four volume atlas, neatly trimmed just outside the margin (retains all printed text) and beautifully laid out in an album complete with the title page. A total of 432 plates from Mammalia & Birds, Reptiles & Fishes, Mollusca and Insecta & Zoophytes.
The classic work of the French naturalist Georges Cuvier (1769 - 1832), containing the results of his extensive research into the structure of living and fossil animals.
Folio album, 108 pp, 4 plates laid down to a page, marbled end papers. In an early binding, quarter green buckram and dark green buckram boards. Covers slightly dusty, the cloth spine intact with some cracks; small amateur cloth repair at front board. The plates at the last leaf with some toning, otherwise bright and clean. Very good overall. Item #25143