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A Conchological Dictionary of The British Islands by William Turton [assisted by his daughter] - 1st Edition - 1819 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

A Conchological Dictionary of The British Islands

by William Turton [assisted by his daughter]

Condition: Very Good/N


London : John Booth, 1819 A very good copy in quarter leather binding with 28 hand coloured plates. This copy looks to be in a contemporary binding with new endpapers - so the book is sound and tight. The binding has wear to the top and bottom of the spine, and a little to the joints but is clean and sound with gilt title label and gilt bands to the spine. There is a pencil signature from 1975 to the fep. The book has clearly been used but carefully looked after. There are 2 ink signatures to the title page: Eleanor Moody of Bathampton House, Wiltshire; and Marianne ? of Aldwick Court, Somerset. From the writing it looks like Marianne has done a careful cross check between plates and text, writing the name of the animal neatly in pencil on the plate and writing a cross reference to the plate neatly in the side margin of the text. Contents: 2 initial blank; title with vignette silhouette of Turton, preface, list of conchological authors, explanation of terms and plate list -ppxxiv; plates; text with postscript and index 272pp; final blank. Contents in very good clean condition.

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