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WOOD (William). Catalogue of an Extensive and Valuable Collection of the Best Works on Natural History, Arranged in Classes According to the Linnean System. With an Enumeration of the Pages and Plates Each Volume Contains. Now selling, at the Prices affixed to each, by William Wood.1824

London: Printed by Richard Taylor, [4], 208pp., coloured engraved frontispiece, 2 further coloured engraved plates, orig. cloth, head of spine a little torn, printed title label. William Wood, zoologist and surgeon, was born in Kendal in 1774, and educated for the medical profession at St. Bartholomew's Hospital under John Abernethy. Turning his attention early to natural history, he became a fellow of the Linnean Society of London in 1798. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1812. Wood practised till 1815, when he entered into business as a bookseller in the Strand, dealing chiefly in works on natural history. He ceased business in 1840 and went to reside at Ruislip, Middlesex, where he died on 26 May 1857. He was a prolific author of works on natural history. Wood issued three catalogues with a similar title, this 1832 catalogue being the second, which was preceded by former issued in 1824 and a latter in 1834.

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