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Fresh Water Sponges, a Monograph, including Diagnosis of European Spongillidae by Prof. Franz Vejdovsky (Prague) by Potts, Edward - 1887

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Fresh Water Sponges, a Monograph, including Diagnosis of European Spongillidae by Prof. Franz Vejdovsky (Prague) by Potts, Edward - 1887

Fresh Water Sponges, a Monograph, including Diagnosis of European Spongillidae by Prof. Franz Vejdovsky (Prague)

by Potts, Edward

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Philadelphia: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1887. First edition.

1887 SCARCE ILLUSTRATED MONOGRAPH ON FRESH WATER SPONGES BY ARDENT PHILADELPHIA ZOOLOGIST WHO ASSEMBLED WORLD'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF THE OBSCURE ORGANISMS.

Bound offprint from Proceedings of the Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 9 1/2 inches tall hardcover, 3/4 green leather binding with marbled boards, spine with raised bands , gilt compartments and gilt title, marbled endpapers, decorative institutional bookplate to front paste-down, iv, [170] pp, plates V to XII. Small paper label bottom of spine, residue from removed label top of cover and back paste-down. Binding tight, text pages and plates unmarked; good+.

EDWARD POTTS was a well-known Philadelphia zoologist, who donated his collection of fresh water sponges to the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. Described in Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, 1890, as "without a doubt the most comprehensive collection of the kind in the world--it comprises specimens of all the species that have heretofore been discovered or described, and is doubly valuable as being presented by the principal expounder in this field of zoological inquiry. The type microscopic slides (several hundred in number), prepared by Mr. Potts in the course of his investigation are part of this donation."
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  • Date Published 1887
  • Keywords biology; sponges; plates; marine biology; natural history

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Fresh Water Sponges, a Monograph, including Diagnosis of European Spongillidae by Prof. Franz...
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by Potts, Edward; Franz Vejdovsky

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... including Diagnosis of European Spongillidae by Prof. Franz Vejdovsky
Hardcover 8vo, in brown buckram with gilt leather spine label. iv, [157]-279pp+ 7 plates labeled Plate V-XII ("inclusive"), 1887. Bound with 5 offprints extracted from "The Microscope" originally collected in seafoam green wrappers titled "Fresh Water Sponges" and containing: (1.) –What They Are Not. (2.) What They Are [June 1890, with plate] (3.) What They Are [July 1890, with plate] (4.) How to Find and Gather Them [Sept 1890] (5.) The Determination of Species [with diagram].
Appears to be signed twice, with "from Edward Potts" annotated in Potts' hand beneath the ownership signature of Mr. S. R. [Sherwood Raymond] Roberts on the front blank of the monograph and the first page of the offprints pamphlet. Roberts was a colleague of Potts' and prominent member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, known for his work in conchology and collection of Cypraeidae that rivaled Potts' collection of fresh water sponges… Read More
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