Barnacles in nature and myth
London, Oxford University Press & Humphrey Milford, 1928
(23 cm), xv, 180 pp. 8 plates, text illustrations. Publisher’s black cloth binding. - According to ancient myth, geese were not hatched from eggs, but grew from barnacles on the shoreline. The myth lived on until the beginning of the 18th century among scholars of good reputation. Based on a discourse to the Sette of Odd Volumes at the 410th Meeting, 26 January 1926. ¶ Author’s presentation inscription to Clifford & Iris Burton, dated 23 November 1928, on half-title. Very good copy.