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La Regne animal consists of five volumes, one more than the in the orginial edition. The first volume describes mammals, the second reptiles and fish, the third mollusks, the fourth articulated animals (modern arthropods and annelids), and the fifth zoophytes. In the orginial edition, all vertebra are included in a single volume. The volumes are in their original bindings. The pages and binding are separating in the first volume. The simplicity of the covers speaks to their purpose as refernce books useful for primarily looking up information. Each volume includes an introduction to its particular kingdom and an explanation of its organization.

Volumes