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On the alternation of generations; or, the propagation and development of animals through alternate generations: a peculiar form of fostering the young in the lower classes of animals. Translated from the German version of C. H. Lorenzen, by George Busk.

By: STEENSTRUP, Johannes Japetus Smith (1813-1897).

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London:, The Ray Society, 1845.: 1845

Seller ID: S0635

230 x 148 mm. 8vo. vii, 132, 24 [Report of the Second Annual Meeting of the Ray Society] pp. 3 folding lithographic plates after drawing by Steenstrup; plates foxed. Original blind- and gilt-stamped blue-green cloth; spine replaced with dark green kozo. PROVENANCE: Francis M. Jennings. Very good. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. "Steenstrup is responsible for the theory of the 'alternation of generations.' He showed that certain animals produce offspring which never resemble them but which, on the other hand, bring forth progeny which return in form and nature to their grandparents or more distant ... View more info