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A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species by Ralph Tate - 1st Edition - 1866 - from E C Books (SKU: 032246)

A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species

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A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species

by Ralph Tate

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  • hardcover
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London : Robert Hardwicke, 1866 A very good to near fine copy of the 1st edition in the original decorative green cloth binding with 11 hand coloured plates and figures in the text. Produced at the height of the Victorian 'get to know nature' period, this book gives a simplified account of the British Mollusca and was intended for young people and new students. The binding has a decorative gilt snail to the front board and gilt titles to the spine. Internally the original brown endpapers are present; there is a frontispiece, title page; text and index with 10 further colour plates; and 4 p publisher's catalogue at the rear. The plate index calls for 11 plates; there is mention of a title page illustration - this is in fact refers to the gilt snail on the front board. The binding is very bright and clean. The spine is slightly darkened and with a little pulling at the top and bottom; there is a little rubbing to corners. The contents are in very good to near fine condition with little obvious marking.

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Bookseller
E C Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
032246
Title
A Plain and Easy Account of the Land and Fresh-Water Mollusks of Great Britain; containing descriptions, figures, and a familiar account of the habits of each species
Author
Ralph Tate
Illustrator
Vincent Brooks
Format/binding
Decorative Cloth
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
N
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Robert Hardwicke
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1866
Keywords
mollusca; victorian natural history; vincent brooks; snails; british mollusca
Bookseller catalogs
NATURAL HISTORY; Invertebrates; Conchology;
Size
12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall

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About E C Books

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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