The Resource General zoology, or, Systematic natural history, by George Shaw ; with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens, engraved principally by Mr. Heath

General zoology, or, Systematic natural history, by George Shaw ; with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens, engraved principally by Mr. Heath

Label
General zoology, or, Systematic natural history
Title
General zoology, or, Systematic natural history
Statement of responsibility
by George Shaw ; with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens, engraved principally by Mr. Heath
Title variation
  • General zoology
  • Systematic natural history
Creator
Contributor
Engraver
Former owner
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Action
  • digitized
  • extracted picklist
Additional physical form
Also available online.
Cataloging source
UDI
Citation location within source
  • v. IV, p. 1911
  • p. 566
Citation source
  • BM (Nat. hist.)
  • Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology
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1751-1813
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Shaw, George
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL
LC item number
45 .S54
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1792-1853
  • 1785-1848
  • 1856-1916
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  • Stephens, James Francis
  • Heath, Charles
  • Griffith
  • Chappelow
  • Mearns, Edgar Alexander
  • Library of Congress
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Zoology
Label
General zoology, or, Systematic natural history, by George Shaw ; with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens, engraved principally by Mr. Heath
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from engraved t.p
  • Title and imprint vary. On letterpress t.p., imprint: London : Printed by Thomas Davison. Vol. 6 title reads: ... engraved by Mr. Heath & Mrs. Griffith. Vol. 7- : ... engraved by Mrs. Griffith [or] Griffiths
  • Each volume in two parts, with general engraved t.p. and letterpress title; in v. 1-11 paged continuously
  • "After the death of Dr. Shaw the text for the Aves, vols. 9-14, was written by J.F. Stephens. The 505 plates for this portion of the work were engraved principally by Mrs. Griffiths." -- Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology, p. 566
  • Each part contains Directions for placing the plates ... except v. 14, pt. 2 (general index) which has no plates
  • Plates no. 75 in v. 6, no. 29 in v. 8, and no. 29 in v. X misnumbered 74, 79, and 30 respectively
  • Publisher's advertisements: p. [465]-[466], v. 5 and p. [xx], v. 7
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Vol. 1-2. Mammalia, 1800-1801 -- 3. Amphibia, 1802 -- 4-5. Pisces, 1803-1804 -- 6. Insecta, 1806 -- 7-8. Aves, 1809-1812 -- 9-14, pt. 1. Aves by J. F. Stephens. 1815-1826 -- [14, pt. 2] General index to the zoology by G. Shaw and J. F. Stephens, 1826
Extent
1 online resource (14 v., leaves of plates
Form of item
online
Note
  • Elecresource
  • SCNHRB has three copies. SCNHRB c. 1 is incomplete, c. 3 is a made-up set.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 lacking v. 12; lacking plates 3*, 4*, and 35 *, v. 9.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 has all volumes stamped: Library of Congress Surplus Duplicate and bookplate in v. 1: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 has Smithsonian stamp in red ink on ill. t.p.s except for v. 4 stamped on the letterpress t.p.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 inscribed in ink on letterpress t.p. of v. 1: Chappelow.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 bound with pt. 1-2 together in each v., in older red library buckram, title in gilt on spine with Library of Congress Smithsonian Collection at foot of spine.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 stamped on illustrated titles: Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234374 [and] Mearns Collection. Inscribed at head of titles: Edgar A Mearns except for v. 3 which is stamped on verso of ill. t.p.s: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Apr 3 1908 [ms. acc. no] 186064; unidentified signature on letterpress t.p.s.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 with ink ms. notes in text and on slips of paper tipped-in throughout most of the vols.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 bound in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers except for v. 3, pt. 1 bound in light tan cloth with paper spine label; v. 7 pt. 1&2, v. 8 pt. 2, v. 10 pt. 1 in diced Russia, housed in archival cardboard boxes.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 lacking: v. 1 pt. 2; v. 2 pt. 1; v. 5 pt. 1; v. 6-11, 13-14.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 has Smithsonian Library stamp dated May 21, 1957 on engraved t.p. of v. 1, pt. 1.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 v. 3, pt. 1&2 has inscribed in ink at head of engraved t.p.: Edgar A. Mearns; stamped Mearns Collection [and] Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234374; v. 4 inscribed Edgar A. Mearns 1881 and stamped Mearns Collection Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234313. v. 5 stamped on engraved and letterpress titles: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit Oct 17 1885 [ms. acc. no.] 157151. V. 12 inscribed on engraved t.p.: Edgar A. Mearns 1881, stamped: Mearns Collection Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 231458.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 v. 4 & 12 has plates bound following engraved t.p.; letterpress titles and contents bound at end; v. 12 lacks plate placement directions.
  • SCNHRB c. 3, v. 1-2 bound separately in brown-red library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges. v. 3, pt. 1&2 bound separately in diced Russia, marbled edges and endpapers; housed in archival cardboard boxes. V. 4, with back cloth-covered board only, housed in an archival cardboard box. V. 5 bound in older red library buckram, title in gilt on spine with Library of Congress stamp at foot of spine. V. 12 bound in plain brown cloth, housed in an archival cardboard box.
Other physical details
illustrations (engravings))
Specific material designation
remote
Label
General zoology, or, Systematic natural history, by George Shaw ; with plates from the first authorities and most select specimens, engraved principally by Mr. Heath
Link
Publication
Note
  • Title from engraved t.p
  • Title and imprint vary. On letterpress t.p., imprint: London : Printed by Thomas Davison. Vol. 6 title reads: ... engraved by Mr. Heath & Mrs. Griffith. Vol. 7- : ... engraved by Mrs. Griffith [or] Griffiths
  • Each volume in two parts, with general engraved t.p. and letterpress title; in v. 1-11 paged continuously
  • "After the death of Dr. Shaw the text for the Aves, vols. 9-14, was written by J.F. Stephens. The 505 plates for this portion of the work were engraved principally by Mrs. Griffiths." -- Wood, C. Vertebrate zoology, p. 566
  • Each part contains Directions for placing the plates ... except v. 14, pt. 2 (general index) which has no plates
  • Plates no. 75 in v. 6, no. 29 in v. 8, and no. 29 in v. X misnumbered 74, 79, and 30 respectively
  • Publisher's advertisements: p. [465]-[466], v. 5 and p. [xx], v. 7
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Contents
Vol. 1-2. Mammalia, 1800-1801 -- 3. Amphibia, 1802 -- 4-5. Pisces, 1803-1804 -- 6. Insecta, 1806 -- 7-8. Aves, 1809-1812 -- 9-14, pt. 1. Aves by J. F. Stephens. 1815-1826 -- [14, pt. 2] General index to the zoology by G. Shaw and J. F. Stephens, 1826
Extent
1 online resource (14 v., leaves of plates
Form of item
online
Note
  • Elecresource
  • SCNHRB has three copies. SCNHRB c. 1 is incomplete, c. 3 is a made-up set.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 lacking v. 12; lacking plates 3*, 4*, and 35 *, v. 9.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 has all volumes stamped: Library of Congress Surplus Duplicate and bookplate in v. 1: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 has Smithsonian stamp in red ink on ill. t.p.s except for v. 4 stamped on the letterpress t.p.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 inscribed in ink on letterpress t.p. of v. 1: Chappelow.
  • SCNHRB c. 1 bound with pt. 1-2 together in each v., in older red library buckram, title in gilt on spine with Library of Congress Smithsonian Collection at foot of spine.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 stamped on illustrated titles: Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234374 [and] Mearns Collection. Inscribed at head of titles: Edgar A Mearns except for v. 3 which is stamped on verso of ill. t.p.s: Smithsonian Institution National Museum Apr 3 1908 [ms. acc. no] 186064; unidentified signature on letterpress t.p.s.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 with ink ms. notes in text and on slips of paper tipped-in throughout most of the vols.
  • SCNHRB c. 2 bound in brown library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled endpapers except for v. 3, pt. 1 bound in light tan cloth with paper spine label; v. 7 pt. 1&2, v. 8 pt. 2, v. 10 pt. 1 in diced Russia, housed in archival cardboard boxes.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 lacking: v. 1 pt. 2; v. 2 pt. 1; v. 5 pt. 1; v. 6-11, 13-14.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 has Smithsonian Library stamp dated May 21, 1957 on engraved t.p. of v. 1, pt. 1.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 v. 3, pt. 1&2 has inscribed in ink at head of engraved t.p.: Edgar A. Mearns; stamped Mearns Collection [and] Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234374; v. 4 inscribed Edgar A. Mearns 1881 and stamped Mearns Collection Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 234313. v. 5 stamped on engraved and letterpress titles: Library of Congress Smithsonian Deposit Oct 17 1885 [ms. acc. no.] 157151. V. 12 inscribed on engraved t.p.: Edgar A. Mearns 1881, stamped: Mearns Collection Smithsonian Institution National Museum [ms. acc. no.] 231458.
  • SCNHRB c. 3 v. 4 & 12 has plates bound following engraved t.p.; letterpress titles and contents bound at end; v. 12 lacks plate placement directions.
  • SCNHRB c. 3, v. 1-2 bound separately in brown-red library buckram, title in gilt on spine, marbled edges. v. 3, pt. 1&2 bound separately in diced Russia, marbled edges and endpapers; housed in archival cardboard boxes. V. 4, with back cloth-covered board only, housed in an archival cardboard box. V. 5 bound in older red library buckram, title in gilt on spine with Library of Congress stamp at foot of spine. V. 12 bound in plain brown cloth, housed in an archival cardboard box.
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illustrations (engravings))
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remote

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