Green cloth gilt. Gilt titles to spine with gilt jellyfish on front covers. Gilt bands to heads of spine. Heads of spine worn and bumped. Contents fine. Frontispiece and numerous other black and white sketch ills within the text. Library stamp to top left hand corner of the title page. Scarce.
Cuthbert Collingwood (1826-1908) was an English naturalist, surgeon and physician.
From 1858 to 1866 Collingwood held the appointment of lecturer on botany to the Liverpool Royal Infirmary School of Medicine. In 1866–7 he served as surgeon and naturalist on HMS Rifleman and HMS Serpent on voyages in the China Seas, and made researches in marine zoology. Elected Fellow of the Linnean Society in 1853, he served on its council in 1868. He also lectured on biology at the Liverpool School of Science. He became senior physician of the Northern Hospital in Liverpool and took part in the intellectual life of the city. In 1876-7 he travelled in Palestine and Egypt. Goniobranchus Collingwood, a sea slug named after Cuthbert Collingwood. At the end of his life, Collingwood lived in Paris, where he died on 20 October 1908.
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