STEENSTRUP, Johannes J.S.
Title: On the Alternation of Generations; or, The Propagation and Development of Animals through Alternate Generations: A Peculiar Form of Fostering the Young in the Lower Classes of Animals. First English Edition.
Publisher:  The Ray Society, London:, 1845, 1845
Seller ID: 110411
STEENSTRUP, Johannes J.S. On the Alternation of Generations; or, The Propagation and Development of Animals through Alternate Generations: A Peculiar Form of Fostering the Young in the Lower Classes of Animals. By Joh. Japetus Sm. Steenstrup, Lecturer in the Academy in Söro [Sorĝ]. Translated from the German version of C. H. Lorenzen, by George Busk. London : The Ray Society, London:, 1845. First English Edition. Pp (4),[v]-vii,(1),1-132,(2),-24 + three folding lithographic plates. 8vo, original green pressed cloth, with gilt Ray Society device on front board, gilt lettering to spine.
This is a translation of Om Fortplantning og Udvikling gjennem Vexlende Generationsraekker. (Copenhagen, 1842).
Johannes Japetus Smith Steenstrup (b. March8, 1813, Vang, Thy, Denmark - d. June 20, 1897, Copenhagen) Danish zoologist, biologist, and professor. and correspondent of Charles Darwin.
Garrison& Morton, Medical Bibliography (5th edition) 217.
Preface to the German Version.
I. The development of the Medusae (Scyphistoma-strobila, Medusae), tab. I. figs. 1 to 40.
II. The development of the Claviform Polypes (Coryne, Syncoryne, Corymorpha, Campanularia,) tab. I. figs. 41-57.
III. The alternate generation of the Salpse (Proles gregata, Proles solitaria).
IV. The development of the Trematoda : (a) Cercaria echinata? (Siebold) tab. II. . (b) Cercaria armata (Siebold) tab. III. fig. 1-6 (c) Cercaria ephemera (Nitzsch), and Distoma duplicatum (Baer) (d) The development of other Trematode animals.
V. Concluding remarks on the alternating generations andtheir real nature.
Explanation of the Figures :
Plate I, The development of the Medusa aurita.
Plate II, The development of the Fluke, Distoma pacifica.
Plate III, The development of the Distoma tarda.
With the Report of the Second Annual Meeting of the Ray Society at the rear.
Top and bottom of the spine renewed, with bookplate of John Kitching, found in the list of subscribers as ""Kitching, John, esq. Darnell hall, near Sheffield".
With a Ray Society notice slip tipped-in at front.
Sparse notes in 20th c red pen on 9 pages of the text and on the rear endpapers, light damp-stains to 2 of the folding plates, else very good, tight copy 300.00