Dana, James Dwight, 1813-1895.
Crustacea / by James D. Dana, A.M., ... ; with a folio atlas of ninety-six plates.
Philadelphia : Printed by C. Sherman, 1852-1855.
BEIN Zc74 +844wr: Imperfect: v. 1 of text only (v. 2 of text and atlas available in "unofficial issue" at Zc74 +844wrb and ZZc74 844wrb respectively).
By act of Congress, Aug. 26, 1842, the edition of the reports of the U.S. Exploring Expedition was limited to 100 copies. These have "By authority of Congress" on the half-title, and are referred to by Haskell as the "Official issue." Later, the authors themselves, or publishers who might be willing to undertake it, were allowed to issue an additional 150 copies of the various reports, and under this arrangement, from 100 to 150 copies of most of the volumes were published in addition to the 100 copies provided for by the government.
Printed in a limited edition of 100 copies as part of the "official issue" (see Haskell).
Text has half-title: United States Exploring Expedition. By authority of Congress. Vol. 2 has half-title: Crustacea. Part II.
On t.p. of atlas: ... Atlas. Crustacea. By James D. Dana ... By authority of Congress. Philadelphia, C. Sherman, Printer, 1855.
Text 1852; atlas, 1855.
Paged continuously.
"After the engraving of the plates of this atlas was completed, a large part of the original drawings were destroyed by fire in Philadelphia. In consequence catastrophe, many of the following plates, which were to have been coloured from the missing drawings, are issued uncoloured"--Preface to Atlas.
Works and memoirs consulted in preparation of tables showing the geographical distribution: p. 1591-1592.
"On the geographical distribution of Crustacea": p. [1451]-1592.
Haskell, H.C. United States Exploring Expedition, 54
Haskell, H.C. United States Exploring Expedition, 57
United States Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Crustacea -- Pictorial works.
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