The geographical distribution of animals and plants
by Charles Pickering.
[part I] /
|Main Creator:||Pickering, Charles, 1805-1878.|
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Boston : Little, Brown, & Co., 1854.
United States exploring expedition. During the years 1838, 1839, 1841, 1842. Under the command of Charles Wilkes, U.S.N. ;
On verso of t.-p.: Philadelphia, C. Sherman, printer.
Half-title: Chronological observations on introduced animals and plants.
Publisher's lettering: Animals and plants. Pickering.
"The observations embraced in this and the preliminary chapters [i.e. chap. XXI-XXVI of The races of man, published as v. 9 of the reports of the U.S. Exploring expedition] are to be regarded as an introduction to the volume on Geographical distribution prepared during the voyage of the expedition." - p. 2.
This volume is erroneously printed as v. 15 of the reports of the United States exploring expedition under command of Charles Wilkes.
A volume, of which this was to form pt. 1, was prepared by the author, and was to be published as v. 15 of this series of reports - later changed to 19, v. 15 being devoted to Botany. It was partly printed but before it was finished, the publication of the reports was suspended. It still remains in sheets. The volume has not been published.
The author himself brought out this edition of pt. I, and a small edition of the first half of pt. II, Plants and animals in their wild state, Salem, Mass., 1876. The remaining portion of pt. II has not been published.
The new issue of pt. I has imprint: Boston, Gould and Lincoln, 1863; also, London, Trübner & Co.; 1864.
Physical description: 2 p. ℓ., 168,  p. ; 34 x 25 cm.