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John C. Briggs Collection of Ichthyology and Natural History

Provenance: Marine Science
Scope and Contents: Approximately 190 linear ft.

Acquired: Late 1980s and early 1990s

The Briggs Collection's rare and valuable ichthyology and natural history titles have served as a unique and important resource for students, faculty, and others since the late 1980s.

John C. Briggs earned his Ph.D. in biology and natural science from Stanford University in 1952 and joined the faculty at the University of South Florida in 1964, teaching in the zoology, biology and marine science departments. After entering phased retirement, he donated his extensive collection of works on ichthyology, natural science, botany, and biology to the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library.

After the library obtained the titles, an initial sort of the books by science librarian Deborah Henry led to an arrangement by discipline (marine biology, theory of evolution, ichthyology, etc.) and content (fine illustrated, foreign language materials, textbooks, general studies, etc.).

Many of the titles, which span from the 16th to the 20th century, include fine illustrations, fore-edge paintings, lithographic prints, and unique bindings. Most of the collection's monographic titles possess full bibliographic records searchable through the library's online catalog.

 

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Crustacees PL. 7.

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Crustacees PL. 7.

Peint et dirige par Borromee

Lithode Antarctique. N.

Grave par Victor

Impie de Bougeard

Gide Editeur

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie:  Mamiferes. PL. 22.

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Mamiferes. PL. 22.

Dirige par Borromee

1. Dauphin A Museau Court. (Nob.)

2. Dauphin A Ventre Rose. (Nob.)

Peint par Werner.  d'apres Lebreton.

Gide Editeur

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Lepidopteres. PL. 1.

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Lepidopteres. PL. 1.

Dirige par Borromee

1. Papilo Erectheus. (Hubn) Var. Arrow

2. id. en dessous.

3. Papilio Ambrax (Boisd) Male NelleGuinee.

4. id.  id.  Femelle.

5. Papilio Ambrax (Boisd) Fem. en dessous.

6. Papilio Severus. (Fabr.) Ceram.

7. id.  en dessous

8. Peiris Judith (Fabr.) Var. Nelle Guinee.

9. Pieris Judith.  en dessous

10. Pieris Athama. (Nob.) Balaou.

11. id en dessous.

12. Terias Candida. (Fabr.) Var. Borneo

13. Terias Hecabe. (Lin) Femelle. Rafles-Bay.

Peint par E. Blanchard

Gide & Cie Editeurs

Impie de Bougeard

 

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Oiseaux. PL. 9.

Voyage Au Pole Sud et Dans L/Oceanie: Oiseaux. PL. 9.

Dirige par Borromee.

1. Langrayen de Viti. (Nob.)

2. Pardalote Uropygial. Fem. (Gould.)

3. Choucari de Boyer. Male. (Nob.)

Peint par Oudart.

Grave par Jazerand.

Gide Editeur.

Imp. de Bougeard.

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