The museum of natural history, with introductory essay on the natural history of the primeval world : being a popular account of the structure, habits, and classification of the various departments of the animal kingdom, quadrupeds, birds, reptiles, fishes, shells, and insects, including the insects destructive to agriculture / by Sir John Richardson, William S. Dallas, T. Spencer Cobbold, and William Baird & Adam White
Vol. 1 has added engraved t.p.
Originally issued in parts, [1859-1862?].
Also available online.
SCNHRB has two copies.
SCNHRB c. 1 (39088015065618, 39088015065659, 39088015065691) has all the plates bound in v. 1, some of the plates torn with the loss of a few of the images; lacking some of the sectional title pages?
SCNHRB c. 1 has bookplate: In memory of Remington Kellogg. Inscribed on front free endpapers: Presented to the Remington Kellogg Library by Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ashbby, Scientists Cliffs, Maryland, January 1971.
SCNHRB c. 1 quarter bound in recent black goatskin and teal paste-paper boards, title in gilt on spine.
SCNHRB c. 2 (39088015065733) incomplete: section of Fishes, with plates, of v. 2 only.
SCNHRB c. 2 has bookplate of the Library of Congress, Smithsonian Deposit. Stamped in red on t.p.: Smithsonian Institution.
SCNHRB c. 2 half bound in diced sheepskin and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine.