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1875 RARE ILLUSTRATED MONOGRAPH ON MARINE LIFE OF ST. ANDREWS, SCOTLAND, BEAUTIFUL COLORED PLATES--AUTHOR'S PROOF COPY INSCRIBED TO A SCOTTISH PEER. 12 inches tall hardcover, blue pebbled cloth boards, gilt decorative cover and spine, author's inscription top of title page, "To the Most Noble/ the Marquis of Ailsa,/ with the humble respects of his/ most obedient servant--the author," and at the bottom of the page, "proof copy," 186 pp, wood engravings throughout text, 6 color and 3 uncolored lithographic plates. Covers bright, corners bumped, light foxing to first and last pages, author's light marginal pencil notations to plates, very good. FROM THE PREFACE: The beach at St. Andrews has afforded a harvest to numerous zoologists. The late Dr. John Reid; Professor of Medicine made many original observations on the Nudibranchiate mollusks, molluscoids, and Polyzoa. The genial Prof. Edward Forbes also knew the value of the specimens thrown ashore on the West Sands. The Plates are the earlier efforts of my late sister and the vignettes (with the exception of a sketch of the Harbour by my nephew) are reduced outlines of various pictures and coloured drawings by the same lady who, with other relatives, was equally persevering in collecting and in portraying. I have to acknowledge, in conclusion, the skilful touch of Mr. Ford in his rendering of the Plates. The Woodcuts were engraved in Edinburgh, by Mr. J. M. Corner, who spared no pains in their execution. WILLIAM CARMICHAEL McINTOSH (1838-1931) ) was a Scottish physician and marine zoologist. He served as president of the Ray Society, and vice-president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1927-30). He studied Medicine at St Andrews University 1853 to 1857. He was licensed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1860, and then began working at Murray Royal Asylum near Perth, where he remained for three years before moving to the Murthly Aylum nearby in 1863. McIntosh worked as Medical Superintendent of Murthly for eighteen years, leaving in 1882 to take on a Professorship at St Andrews University, reflecting his strong interest and knowledge in Natural History. In this latter field he gained distinction as a renowned botanist and marine biologist, travelling on HMS Challenger during the Challenger expedition of 1872 to 1876. He was professor of natural history at St Andrews University from 1882 to 1917, succeeded by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson. He was also director of the university museum and was the first director of the university's Gatty Marine Laboratory (founded 1896). McIntosh was also a fellow of the Linnean Society of London, a fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a corresponding member of the Zoological Society. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1877, and was awarded the Royal Society's Royal Medal in 1899: For his important monographs on British marine zoology and on the fishing industries. PROVENANCE: ARCHIBALD KENNEDY 3rd Marquess of Ailsa (1847 - 1938) was a Scottish peer, the eldest son of Archibald Kennedy, 2nd Marquess of Ailsa. As a young man he served as an officer in the Coldstream Guards. He succeeded to the titles of 14th Earl of Cassilis, 16th Lord Kennedy, 3rd Marquess of Ailsa & 3rd Baron Ailsa on 20 March 1870. In 1885 he founded the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ayrshire between 1919 and 1937. Marquess of Ailsa, of the Isle of Ailsa in the County of Ayr, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 10 September 1831 for Archibald Kennedy, 12th Earl of Cassilis. The 1st Marquess had been created Baron Ailsa in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on 12 November 1806. The name of the title was taken from the Island of Ailsa Craig in the Firth of Clyde. HEAVY ITEM--INQUIRE FOR SHIPPING COSTS.
Title: The Marine Invertebrates and Fishes of St. Andrews
Edition: First edition
Publisher: Edinburgh and London, Adam and Charles Black, Taylor and Francis: 1875
Item: 1.00 lbs
Seller ID: 589
Keywords: biology marine biology invertebrates plates fine binding