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AGASSIZ, Recherches sur les POISSONS
FOSSILES, comprenant la description de 500 espèces qui n'existent plus, l'exposition des lois de la succession et du développement organique des poissons durant toutes les métamorphoses du globe terrestre, une nouvelle classification de ces animaux ..., enfin, des considérations géologiques générales tirées de l'étude des fossiles, 5 vols. royal 4to. of Text, and 5 vols. oblong folio of Atlas, in 18 parts, containing in all 384 PLATES, many of them in tints (pub. at 648 francs), unbound, reduced price, £14.
Neuchatel, 1833-44 the same, bound in 3 vols. royal 4to. and 3 vols. oblong folio, half morocco, top edges gilt, £16.
the same, 5 vols. royal 4to. and 5 vols. oblong folio, handsomely bound in tree-marbled calf, £17.
1833-44 CONTENTS:Tome I. Introduction et toutes les questions générales, anatomiques, zoologiques et géologiques; Tome II. Histoire de l'Ordre des Ganoïdes; Tome III. l'Ordre des Placoïdes; Tome Iỹ. Histoire de l'Ordre des Ctenoides ; Tome V. Histoire de l'Ordre des Cycloïdes. Very few
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“In 1844, Agassiz concluded the publication of his gigantic work on the Fossil Fishes, which appeared at Neuchâtel in five quarto volumes, with 311 folio plates. Eighty of the greatest museums of Europe had furnished the material for it, and the number of described species amounted to 1700 in about 20,000 examples. The 'Recherches sur les Poissons Fossiles' is undoubtedly Agassiz's most important work, and forms, with Cuvier's and Valenciennes' • Histoire Naturelle des Poissons' and Johann Müller's treatises, the foundation of our present knowledge of fishes, while it does not confine itself to the region of ichthyolites, but extends over the entire wide field of the anatomy and classification of fishes, essentially modifying the latter. Agassiz considered, and with justice, that the separation of the ganoids from the other fishes into the rank of a special order, as the greatest step towards progress for which science was indebted to him; and on the basis of the comparison of the fossil fishes of all formations with living forms, he enunciated several generally valid laws, which have had an important bearing on the development theory of the whole organic world."--Nature, April 24, 1879.
critiques sur les MOLLUSQUES FOSSILES, 4 livraisons, in 1 vol. 4to. 103 plates (pub. 108 frs.), sd. 68
1840-45 Livrn. I. Les Trygonies du Jura, et de la craile Suisse, 11 plates. II.-IV. Les Myes de Jura, &c. 94 plates.
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