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Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and Foreign Shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature by  revised by Sylvanus Hanley W Wood - Hardcover - New Edition - 1856 - from E C Books (SKU: 030652)

Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and Foreign Shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature

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Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and Foreign Shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature

by W Wood, revised by Sylvanus Hanley

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LONDON : Willis and Sotheran, 1856 In very clean and undamaged red cloth library binding with gilt titles to spine. Originally owned by Nottingham City Public Library - there is a library stamp to the front endpaper and small oval stamps to the title page and each page of plates (usually at the bottom and not over the plate itself). Contents extremely bright and clean. The book looks unread. Some of the pages have been printed more lightly than others. Sylvanus revised Wood's work - changing the system of classification from that of Linneus to that of Lamarck. With 46 coloured plates of shells.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
030652
Title
Index Testaceologicus, an illustrated catalogue of British and Foreign Shells, containing about 2800 figures accurately coloured after nature
Author
W Wood, revised by Sylvanus Hanley
Format/binding
Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
New Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Willis and Sotheran
Place of Publication
LONDON
Date published
1856
Keywords
shells, Lamarck, Linneus,
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY;
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12"

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E C Books is a small online bookselling business, specialising in pre 20th century works:natural history, science, history, and travel, aiming for rarer and more unusual books. Our largest stock area is Natural History, where we have a good range of books from the 1700-1800's, many finely illustrated. Other areas include children's books, particularly late 1800's-early 1900's - again illustrated; and literature pre 1900.When you order books from us we ensure that they are properly packed to protect condition, and we always use recorded or 'signed for' postal services for more secure delivery. Please note that we have recently moved to the beautiful Orkney Islands, where we intend to open a bookshop over the next year. Because of our location we cannot guarantee 'next day' delivery but we will get your purchase to you as quickly and safely as we can.Please note that the buyer is responsible for the payment of any tax or duty on import.

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plate
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