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THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE SPERM WHALE,

AND

A SKETCH OF A SOUTH SEA WHALING VOYAGE.

BY THOMAS BEALE,
LATE SURGEON TO THE KENT” AND

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SARAH AND ELIZABETH” SOUTH SEAMEN.

This is the only work on a subject of much national importance, and the only account

of Whaling as practised in the South Seas.

Just published, price 12s. post 8vo.

AN ANGLER'S RAMBLE S.

BY EDWARD JESSE, F.L.S.

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AUTHOR OF

GLEANINGS IN NATURAL HISTORY.

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CONTENTS :— Thames Fishing.— Trolling in Staffordshire. Perch Fishing-club. Two Days' Fly-fishing on the Test.—Luckford Fishing-club.—Grayling Fishing.—A Visit to Oxford.—The Country Clergyman.

Post 8vo, price 10s. 6d. cloth.

THE HONEY BEE,

ITS NATURAL HISTORY, PHYSIOLOGY, AND MANAGEMENT.

BY EDWARD BEVAN, M.D. A new edition, considerably extended and carefully revised by the Author, one volume,

12mo, with many Illustrations, 10s. 6d. cloth.

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BY THOMAS RYMER JONES, F.Z.S. PROFESSOR OF COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, IN KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. This work is intended to comprise a general view of the Animal Creation, exhibiting the structure and internal economy

of every

class of living beings, and their adaptation to the circumstances in which they are severally destined to exist.

Five parts, containing one hundred and six illustrations, are now published, and the sixth and following parts will be published on alternate months, until complete in fifteen, at 2s. 6d. each; the whole will then form a manual of comparative anatomy and animal physiology, equally adapted to the man of letters, the zoologist, or the anatomical student. In order to render the work as intelligible as possible to unscientific readers, a glossary of technical and scientific terms will be given in the concluding part. About three hundred illustrations will be embodied in illustration of the text.

“ We may sincerely say, that the contents of the second part of this work have tended to augment, rather than diminish, the highly favourable impression which a perusal of the preceding number led us to form of the author's qualifications for ably carrying into effect the object set forth in his prospectus : whilst an evident familiarity with the recorded labours of naturalists, both at home and abroad, has rendered him conversant with the condition of zoological science up to the latest period, there are abundant indications of considerable personal research, united with the most accurate and careful observation.” Magazine of Nutural History, New Series, November.

To accommodate the possessors of the large paper copies of the other works on Natural History issued by the same Publisher, a few copies of this work will be printed to correspond.

JOHN VAN VOORST, 1, PATERNOSTER ROW.

In Preparation,
A HISTORY OF BRITISH FERNS.

BY EDWARD NEWMAN, F.L.S. &c. Illustrated by wood-engravings of every species, name, and variety, drawn on the wood by the Author, and showing the figure of the frond, the fructification,

and venation of each.

A FLORA OF SHROPSHIRE.

BY W. A. LEIGHTON, B.A., F.R.S.E., &c. This work will comprise the flowering plants indigenous to the county, arranged on

the Linnæan system, and will be completed in three Parts.

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CONTAINING THE FLOWERING PLANTS AND FERNS.

BY GEORGE LUXFORD, A.L.S., F.R.S.E.

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BY THOMAS BELL, F.R.S., F.Z.S.

PROFESSOR OF ZOOLOGY, IN KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON. In announcing the publication of a History of the Crustaceous Animals of the British Islands, it can scarcely be necessary to insist upon the interest which, in almost every point of view, attaches to them, or to seek far for ample grounds for the undertaking. It is not merely for

purpose of filling up a hiatus in the British Fauna, or as a medium for the publication of accurate figures and descriptions of the species, that the work is now projected. The form and structure, the physiology and habits, of these animals, are all as replete with interest as those of almost any group of the animal kingdom; and there are certainly few respecting which so little is popularly known. Amongst other points in their history, the long-disputed question of their metamorphosis will be thoroughly investigated, and some novel information on the phenomenon of the shedding of their crustaceous integument, will also be given; for which purpose the Author has had most liberally and kindly placed in his hands the whole of the observations and experiments of Mr. Couch, of Polperro, whose attention has for several years been directed to the elucidation of this curious subject. He has also received the promise of contributions from many distinguished naturalists, whose names will give a value to the work which it could not otherwise have possessed. The figures will be drawn by Mr. Westwood.

To be published in Parts. Price 2s. 6d. each, and completed in one vol.

A few copies will be printed on larger paper, to correspond with the Quadrupeds and Reptiles, by the same Author, and the other Zoological Works of the same Publisher.

JOHN VAN VOORST, 1, PATERNOSTER ROW.

A GEOGRAPHICAL AND COMPARATIVE LIST OF THE BIRDS OF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA.

BY CHARLES LUCIAN BONAPARTE,

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