Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, volume eight.

Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, volume eight.
Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, volume eight.

London: Zoological Society of London, 1874. Quarto, 82 handcoloured and uncoloured lithographic plates, some double page. Restored green half morocco, new endpapers, a small library stamp on title page.

Volume eight of the Transactions contains the two papers by Viscount Walden which form his monograph on the birds of the Island of Celebes with ten handcoloured plates by Joseph Smit and two very interesting manuscript annotations to the first page of paper number ten. The papers are:

1. Flower, William Henry. On Risso's Dolphin, Grampus griseus (Guy.). pp. 1-22 plates 1-2.

2. Arthur, Viscount Walden. A list of the birds known to inhabit the Island of Celebes. pp. 23-108 plates 3-10.

3. Arthur, Viscount Walden. Appendix to a list of birds known to inhabit the Island of Celebes. pp. 109-118 plates 11-13.

4. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (Part seventeen): containing a description of the sternum and pelvis, with an attempted restoration, of Aptornis defossor, Ow. pp. 119-126 plates 14-16.

5. Murie, James. On the form and structure of the Manatee (Manatus americanus). pp. 127-202 plates 17-26.

6. Flower, William Henry. On the recent Ziphioid Whales, with a description of the skeleton of Berardius arnouxi. pp. 203-234 plates 27-29.

7. Murie, James. On the organization of the Caaing Whale [Long-finned Pilot Whale], Globiocephalus melas. pp. 235-302 plates 30-38.

8. Duncan, Martin. A description of the Madreporaria dredged up during the expeditions of H.M.S. 'Porcupine' in 1869 and 1870. pp. 303-344 plates 39-49.

9. Owen, Richard. On the osteology of the Marsupialia (Part three): modifications of the skeleton in the species of Phascolomys. pp. 345-360 plates 50-57.

10. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part eighteen): containing a description of the pelvis and bones of the leg of Dinornis gravis. pp. 361-380 plates 58-61. With a neat library stamp above the drop title "New Zealand Institute Wellington" and inscribed "For the library of the New Zealand Institute with the respects of the author" and at the bottom of the same page "Probably however, some of Prof. Owen's species of Dinornis are but the young of others Capt. F. W. Hutton in Trans. N. Z. Institute v. page 232". Both hands are diffrent (with similarities) with the upper inscription that of Richard Owen.

11. Owen, Richard. On Dinornis (part nineteen): containing a description of a femur indicative of a new genus of large wingless bird (Dromornis australis, Owen) from a post-tertiary deposit in Queensland, Australia. pp. 381-384 plates 62-63.

12. Mivart, George. On the axial skeleton of the Ostrich (Struthio camelus). pp. 385-452 no plates.

13. Anderson, John. On the Osteology and Dentition of Hylomys. pp.453-468 plate 54.

14. Allman, John. Report on the Hydroida collected during the E.rpeditions of H.M.S. 'Porcupine'. pp. 469-482 plates 55-58.

15. Owen, Richard. On the osteology of the Marsupialia (Part four:) bones of the trunk and limbs, Phascolomys. pp. 483-500 plates 59-74.

16. Murie, James. Researches upon the anatomy of the Pinnipedia (part three): descriptive anatomy of the Sea-lion (Otaria jubata). pp. 501-600 plates 75-82.

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