Uppsala: Kongl. Akad. Boktryckeribt, 1866. 4to. [ii], 59 pp. FIRST EDITION. With 3 folding tables. Cloth-backed wrappers, label on front cover; text browned. From the library of R. Mark Ryan with his stamp on front cover. Item #2787
First edition of this monograph on the taxonomy of certain mammals, including porcupine, bats, and glires, a family of rodents and lagomorphs (rabbits, hares and pikas). It was written for the author’s doctorate degree.
Wilhelm Lilljeborg (1816–1908) was a Swedish zoologist and member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. In addition to this work on mammals, he is known for his research on the Cladocera, or water fleas, of Sweden.