• 576 pages
  • 2 halftones
  • Price: $103.00
  • EAN: 9781439901953
  • Publication: Sep 2009
  • Price: $103.00
  • EAN: 9781439901977
  • Publication: Jan 2010

Perry's Arcana

A Fascimile Edition with a Collation and Systematic Review

Richard E. Petit


"After two centuries, Perry's work can now be judged by a modern audience in this handsome fascimile edition. Summing Up: Highly Recommended."CHOICE

"While it would be easy to simply delight in the plates and dismiss the text as of little value, from an historical perspective there is something to be gained by taking the time to read it. At the very least Perry's Arcana provides insights into an important period in the development of the natural sciences as we know them today."Historical Records of Australian Science

About the Author(s)

George Perry, Jr. (1771-?) was an English architect of the Georgian period. In addition to his periodical the Arcana, he published a large book on shells, the Conchology, for which he is somewhat better known.

Richard Eugene Petit, (1931- ) is a leading scholar of malacology (the study of mollusks) and of its history. For over 45 years he has authored major scholarly works on taxonomy and bibliography as well as original scientific research. He has been a research associate at the Smithsonian Institution and the Field Museum, and is a former president of the American Malacological Society.