Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Owen... Pres. insc. to Rupert Jones.
Publisher Information: 1858.
Owen, Richard (1804-92). (1) Description of the skull and teeth of the Placodus laticeps, Offprint from Philosophical Transactions 148 (1858). 169-184pp. 3 lithographed plates. 299 x 230 mm. Disbound; fragment of original front wrapper present, containing Owen’s Presentation Inscription to Thomas Rupert Jones (1819-1911): “T Rupert Jones Esq FGS with the author’s kind regards.” (2) Description of the remains of a bird, tortoise, and lizard from the chalk of Kent. Offprint (?) from Transactions of the Geological Society, 2nd series, 6 (1840). 411-413pp. Plate with separate printed key. Disbound. Together 2 items. 275 x 215 mm. Minor foxing and dust-soiling, but very good.
(1) First Edition, Offprint Issue. Owen, the leading British paleontologist and comparative anatomist of the nineteenth century, presented in this paper the first classification and description of the fossil marine reptile Placodus laticeps, which lived during the Middle Triassic Period. Owen presented this copy to British geologist and paleontologist Thomas Rupert Jones, one of the 19th century’s leading authorities on microfossils.
(2) First Edition. Descriptions of three fossils—bird, tortoise and lizard— excavated from the lower chalk of Kent.Book Id: 46660