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Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of all the Species by Captain Thomas Brown - 1st Edition - 1845 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of all the Species

by Captain Thomas Brown

Condition: Good/N


London : Smith, Elder, and Co.,, 1845 A good copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative cloth binding with 27 colour plates. With title page, dedication, preface and systematic index pp i-xi; text with occasional pencil scholarly annotation; alphabetical list and index and description of plates 142pp; list of works by Brown; and 27 colour plates bound at the rear. Loose alphabetical list of land and fresh water shells included - published by Smith Elder and for 'effecting exchanges and naming collections'. The binding has blind stamped illustration to the boards and gilt decoration and titles to spine. There are some areas of fading to the boards but they are very clean and the spine is bright. Corners have wear and bumping and there is a little pulling to the spine. There is a little grubbiness to the endpapers and a small ink signature to the top of the fep. Text pages generally clean with the occasional spot or mark - mainly in the gutter of the top margin. The tissue -guarded plates have some spotting - mainly to margins rather to the images. The tissue guards have spotting. Plate edges protrude beyond the text page edges and therefore have some browning.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031855
  • Title: Illustrations of the Land and Fresh Water Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with Figures, Descriptions, and Localities of all the Species
  • Author: Captain Thomas Brown
  • Illustrator: Captain Thomas Brown
  • Format/binding: Decorative Cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Good
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Smith, Elder, and Co.,
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1845
  • Keywords: conchology; victorian shell collecting; shells; nineteenth century natural history
  • Bookseller catalogs: NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Conchology;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12"


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