Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1839. xii,,426pp. plus four plates. Original printed wrappers. Minor scattered foxing. Very good. [with:] REPORT ON THE HERBACEOUS PLANTS AND ON THE QUADRUPEDS OF MASSACHUSETTS. Cambridge: Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, 1840. viii,277,,86pp. Original printed wrappers. Minor scattered foxing. Very good plus. Contemporary gift inscription on front wrapper of both volumes. Item #WRCAM30525
These reports were ordered by the Massachusetts State Legislature as part of a "general trigonometrical survey of the commonwealth." They were written by D. Humphreys Storer "Fishes and Reptiles," William Peabody "Ornithology," Chester Dewey "Plants," and Ebenezer Emmons "Quadrupeds." The plates are of fish and a turtle. MEISEL II, p.648. BM NATURAL HISTORY III, p.1262.