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Portrait frontis., tissue overlay, two illus., index, bibliography, appendix; tissue and title page foxing. Blue cloth with paper spine label, t.e.g.; corner bumped. Burndy bookplate, gift of Bern Dibner, ink signature of "F. Otis Fuller" (sp?) with date, "Oct. 17. 1899." Very good. Rare, only 250 numbered copies. This copy is numbered "Review Copy". Rafinesque "was a nineteenth-century polymath who made notable contributions to botany, zoology, the study of prehistoric earthworks in North America and Mesoamerican ancient linguistics. Rafinesque was eccentric, and is often portrayed as an "erratic genius." He was an autodidact who excelled in various fields of knowledge, as a zoologist, botanist, writer and polyglot. He wrote prolifically on such diverse topics as anthropology, biology, geology, and linguistics, but was honored in none during his lifetime. Today, scholars agree that he was far ahead of his time in many of these fields." â€“ Wikipedia.
Title: Ichthyologia Ohiensis, or Natural History of the Fishes Inhabiting the River Ohio and its Tributary Streams; a verbatim et literatim reprint of the original, with a Sketch of the Life, the Ichthylogic Work, and the Ichthyologic Bibliography of Rafinesque by Richard Ellsworth Call.
Publisher: Cleveland:, The Burrows Brothers, 1899.: 1899
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: BL3163