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Plates intended for publication in various papers published in volume 131 of Philosophical Transactions. The plates have been removed from their associated manuscripts. Published plates were engraved by the Basire family.

The plates correspond to the following papers:
'Additional note on the contraction of voluntary muscle in the living body' by William Bowman;
'The Bakerian Lecture.—On the organs of reproduction, and the development of the myriapoda.—First series' by George Newport;
'Memoir on a portion of the lower jaw of the iguanodon, and on the remains of the hylæosaurus and other saurians, discovered in the strata of Tilgate Forest, in Sussex' by Gideon Algernon Mantell;
'On the fossil remains of turtles, discovered in the chalk formation of the South-east of England' by Gideon Algernon Mantell;
'Researches, tending to prove the non-vascularity and the peculiar uniform mode of organization and nutrition of certain animal tissues, viz. articular cartilage, and the cartilage of the different classes of fibro-cartilage; the cornea, the crystalline lens, and the vitreous humour; and the epidermoid appendages' by Joseph Toynbee;
'Supplementary note to a paper entitled "Researches in embryology. Third series: A contribution to the physiology of cells"' by Martin Barry;
'On the corpuscles of the blood.-Part II' by Martin Barry; and
'On the corpuscles of the blood.— Part III' by Martin Barry.

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Illustrations produced for the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 131, 1840-1841, PT/75/1, The Royal Society Archives, London,, accessed on 22 May 2024

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