JONES, John Matthew
The Naturalist in Bermuda; A Sketch of the Geology, Zoology, and Botany, of that Remarkable Group of Islands; together with Meteorological Observations
London: Reeves & Turner, 1859. Octavo. (7 13/16 x 4 7/8 inches). xii, [2, blank], 200pp. Includes index and illustrations, 1 folding map.
Green publisher's cloth rebacked, gilt decoration on front cover, yellow endpapers.
An early work on the natural history of Bermuda.
This work by John Matthew Jones, an English naturalist, on the natural history of Bermuda includes chapters include geology, zoology (mammalia, aves, reptilia, pisces, mollusca, insecta, crustacea), botany (trees, fruits, plants), meteorology (rainfall, temperature, earthquake, Aurora Borealis), and miscellaneous notes on a range of topics including a flamingo hunt, "sea bottles," fires, and yellow fever. "The first account ever submitted to the public of the Natural History of the Bermudas" (preface).