Palaeontology work SIGNED by Zoologist E.A. Minchin.
VON ZITTEL, Karl A. (1839-1904). Text Book of Palaeontology. 2 volumes. (Pages lightly age toned, occasional light soiling, occasional spotting). Publisher’s green cloth, spines lettered in gilt (some marks to cloth, wear/tear to head and tail of spines, corners bumped, text block splitting in places, inner hinges split to front of volume one. Otherwise good).
8vo. London, MacMillan and Co., Ltd. [1900-02].
There was a third volume produced, but many years later after Zittel’s death (1904) in 1925. For sale here are the first two volumes in original binding.
ASSOCIATION COPY. SIGNED by British zoologist E. A Minchin (Edward Alfred Minchin – 1866-1915) to the title page of volume 1 in black ink. Minchin specialised in the study of sponges and Protozoa.
PROVENANCE: Purple library stamps of The Lister Institute of Preventative Medicine to the front endpapers of both volumes, and blind stamp to title page of volume 1 that reads: ‘’presentation copy”.
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