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CUVIER, G.L.D. - Leçons d'anatomie compareé. 2nde édition.

Paris, Crochard & Cie., 1835. - 1846. 8 vols. in 9. W. 2 lith. facs. and 3 fold. tables. Contemp. uniform half green clf., gilt. (Text some yellowing). Very nice setDSB III, pp. 521 - 528: Cole Libr., 70: 2nd much enlarged edition. G&M, 311: 'Cuvier ranks with von Baer as one of the founders of modern morphology.': Horblit 20a [for the first ed.]: Wellcome vol. II, p. 423: Heirs of Hippocrates, comp. item 1239: '... Cuvier is generally regarded as the founder of modern comparative anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. ... Although Cuvier recognized and identified distinct sequences of life forms, he was no evolutionist, believing rather that each species was fixed from the beginning and that extinct species observed in fossils were caused by a series of supernatural inventions, the latest of which was Noah's flood. Although the influence of Cuvier's authority caused this theory to be widely accepted, delaying the acceptance of Darwins theory of evolution, his view that an animal's structure was due to its function and habits is common today. This massive work, a classic in organization and clarity, very largely defined the state of knowledge of comparative anatomy during the early 19th century.': Norman Coll.comp item 565: 'The principal discussion of Cuvier's famous theory of the correlation of parts- the functional relationship of each bodily organ to every other organ- appears in volume I.': Waller, comp. 2254: Cushing Collection, C668:
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