Boston: Houghton Mifflin and Co., 1885. First Editions. Octavo. Item #027134
In two volumes. Swiss-born American naturalist, geologist, and teacher who made revolutionary contributions to the study of natural science with landmark work on glacier activity and extinct fishes. He achieved lasting fame through his innovative teaching methods, which altered the character of natural science education in the United States. Volume I, 400 pages with 5 leaves of plates (4)pp. ads; Volume II, (401-794 pages) with 5 leaves of plates and (4)pp. ads. Bibliographic references, index. Bound in blue cloth, spines lettered in gilt, previous owner's gift inscription dated 1885. Near fine.