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REID, John. Observations on the Development of the Medusae. [Extracted from the Annals and Magazine of Natural History for January 1848.].

[s.l.]. [s.n.], 1848. First offprint edition.
8vo. 11pp, [1]. With two engraved plates illustrating various specimens of Medusae. Stitched, as issued, in tan paper wraps. Some soiling to extremities, tearing to wrap edges. All leaves and plates creased down centre.
An account by Scottish physiologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians John Reid (1809-1849) on observations made upon three colonies of the larvae of a Medusae (a form of cnidaria similar to a jellyfish), regarding their development and anatomy. Reid also describes a new species of Actinia (a genus of sea anemones), discovered by himself.
£ 75.00 Antiquates Ref: 13351