8vo, Linnean Society issue, modern brown morocco ruled in blind and lettered in gilt on spine, numerous blank leaves bound in at end, some light offsetting to edges of first page
As described by Freeman, "there are five different forms in which the original edition can be found, but they are all from the same setting of type". In accordance with the normal publishing customs of the Linnean Society, this number of the Journal was initially issued as the Zoology part alone in pink wrappers [Freeman 347] or alongside the Botany papers in blue wrappers to those subscribers who took both parts [Freeman 346]. It was then included in the annual volume of the Journal published later using reserved stock, once again as Zoology alone [Freeman 351] or with the Botany part [Freeman 350]. Since this example is bound without wrappers or any title page, it is impossible to establish exactly which issue of the Journal the sheets were extracted from.
The fifth form is the author's offprint [Freeman 348], which has "From the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society for August 1858" added to p.45.
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