[No place], 1895. Folio. Uncut in the original blue wrappers. Offprint from "Transactions of the Zoological Society of London", Vol. XIII, part x, february, 1895. With author's presentation inscription to top of front wrapper: "to Prof. Dr. Ch. F. Lütken / with very kind regards / T. R. R. Stebbing". Plates with light occassional brown spots, otherwise a fine and clean copy. Pp. 349-371 + 5 plates.
Scarce offprint issue with author's presentation inscription to Danish biologist of this important paper in which the discovery of nine new species of Amphipodous Crustaceans were first announced.
"In 1877 the Stebbings moved to Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where they lived until their deaths. Although a teacher part of this time, Stebbing devoted most of these years to the study of amphipod Crustacea and to writing. Because of his work on the taxonomy of Crustacea, he became a fellow of the Linnean Society in 1895, fellow of the Royal Society in 1896, and was awarded the Gold Medal of the Linnean Society in 1908.
Stebbing's scientific writings date from 1873; most of them are devoted to the taxonomy of amphipod Crustacea, on which he published about 110 papers and two major monographs. He received the Amphipoda collected by H.M.S. Challenger on the recommendation of a marine biologist, the Canon A.M. Norman, and published a large monograph on these creatures in 1888." (DSB).
Christian Frederik Lütken, a Danish naturalist 1827 in Sorø, and died in 1901. He obtained a teaching post at the College of Advanced Technology in 1877, and, four years after leaving university, in 1885, he succeeded Steenstrup as chair of zoology. He became a member of the Zoological Society of London in 1879.