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- Published: Philadelphia
- Published date: 1882
- Type: Book
- Issue date: 1882
- Size: 30.5 x 24 cm (12 x 9,5 inches).
- Stock number: 24060
- Condition: In very good condition. Contemporary brown leather binding, cover blind tooled and gilt. Corners, covers and spine with abrasions.. 4to. Contemporary leather.
With lithograph portrait of the author, lithograph title and illustrated with 50 fine chromolithograph plates. Thomas George Gentry (February 28, 1843 – 1905) was an American educator, ornithologist, naturalist and animal rights writer. Gentry authored an early work applying the term intelligence to plants. Gentry was born in Holmesburg, Philadelphia. In 1861, he entered the profession of teaching in Philadelphia. He was elected principal of Southwest Boys' Grammar School in 1884. He married Mary Shoemaker on December 27, 1864. He received the Sc.D. from Chicago College of Science in 1888. He resided in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Gentry was an elected member of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Canadian Entomological Society and the Nuttall Ornithological Club. He authored scientific articles in the Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences and The Auk. (Wikipedia) All plates are throughout very clean, the chromolithographs printed in decorative colors.