Contributions to the natural history of the United States. 5 vols. Boston, MA: Little, Brown, 1857 – 1877.
Vols. 1-4 by Louis Agassiz were published from 1857-1862; Vol. 5, North American starfishes by Alexander Agassiz, appeared in 1877. Louis Agassiz was, for his time, the leading comparative anatomist in America and a virulent opponent of Darwinism. Ten volumes of this set were planned but only 5 appeared. Volume one contains Louis Agassiz's theoretical work, Essay on Classification. The remainder of the set is valuable for its descriptions of American turtles. Digital facsimiles of the 5 vols. from Biodiversity Heritage Library at this link.
Subjects: BIOLOGY, BIOLOGY › Marine Biology, COMPARATIVE ANATOMY, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › United States , NATURAL HISTORY, ZOOLOGY, ZOOLOGY › Herpetology