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Frederick Wollaston HUTTON (1836-1905).

[NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA: a small collection of nine malacological works by Hutton, off-prints or extracts, some inscribed].

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Frederick Wollaston HUTTON (1836-1905).

[NEW ZEALAND & AUSTRALIA: a small collection of nine malacological works by Hutton, off-prints or extracts, some inscribed].

Comprising:

1.&2.Notes on some New Zealand Land Shells, with Descriptions of New Species. [No place, but Wellington?: no date but 1884?]. Pp. 161-233[-234 final blank page]. Illustrations. [bound with:] On the Lower Gorge of the Waimakariri. [No place, but Wellington?: no date but 1884?]. Pp. [449-]454. One illustration. 2 works in one vol., octavo. (Vertical creasing). Contemporary orange upper wrapper bound in (vertical creasing), with manuscript titling, stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: wrapper with presentation inscription ‘From the Author’ and with MCZ blindstamp. Off-print.

3.Notes on the Structure of Struthiolaria papulose. [No place, but Wellington?: no date but 1883?]. Pp. 117-145[-146 final blank page]. 6 lithographic plates. Contemporary orange paper wrappers bound in, stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: orange wrappers with presentation inscription ‘From the Author’. Off-print.

4.&5.Contributions to New Zealand Malacology. [No place, but Wellington?: no date but 1881?]. Octavo. Pp. [199-]200-204]. 1 lithographic plate. Mulberry-colored paper wrappers (staple stab holes).  [bound with:] On the New Zealand Hydrobiinae. . [No place, but Wellington?: no date but 1882?]. Octavo. Pp. [143-]144-167[-168 final blank page]. 7 lithographic plates. Blue paper wrappers (staple stab holes). The two works loose in cream paper wrappers. Provenance: both upper wrappers with presentation  inscription ‘From the Author’. Off-prints.

6.-9.[see images].

‘After serving in the [British] military in several capacities and rising to the rank of captain, Hutton retired from service in 1865 and emigrated to New Zealand the following year. There he rose to the first rank among New Zealand naturalists, carving out a solid reputation in the fields of zoology and geology (and to a somewhat lesser degree, botany), and becoming a noted teacher, administrator, and philosophical scientist. He was an early and avid supporter of Darwinian selection principles, and used these to help explain the biogeographical and evolutionary origins of elements of the New Zealand biota.’ (Shellers from the Past and the Present).

RIJ 57, 419, 1835, 1848, 1849, 1853, 1854

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: Various
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