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Erd- und Susswasser Gasteropoden der Schweiz. Mit zugabe einiger merkwurdigen exotischen arten [plate volume only]

by J D W Hartmann

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Published
1844
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Fair
Edition
1st Edition
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$714.70

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St Gallen: Verlag von Scheitlin und Zollikofer, 1844 Plate volume only from this extremely scarce work by Johann Daniel Wilhelm Hartmann. With 84 plates of which 83 are hand coloured. Issued in parts between 1840 and 1844, it seems likely that the plates were issued separately. This volume in marbled paper covered card boards and cloth spine is made up… Read more
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A Conchological Dictionary of The British Islands

by William Turton [assisted by his daughter]

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Published
1819
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Very Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$157.23

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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… Read more
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image of An Introduction to the Study of Conchology, describing the Orders, Genera and Species of Shells; their most prominent characteristics, and usual mode of classification. With Observations on the Nature and Properties of the Animals; and Directions for Collecting, Preserving, and Cleaning Shells

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London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, and J Mawe, 1820 A fair copy of the 1st edition in newer cloth binding, with 3 (of 4) hand coloured plates and lacking the final text pages covering Teredo and Sabella, the explanation of the plates(pp117-123), the index, and erratum. Wodarch wrote his introduction to remedy the lack of an accessible… Read more
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$71.47
image of The Conchologist's Text-Book, embracing the arrangements of Lamarck and Linnaeus, with a glossary of technical terms, to which is added a brief account of the Mollusca

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London, Edinburgh, and Dublin: A Fullarton and Co. , 1853 A good copy of the 7th corrected and enlarged edition in the original brown cloth binding, with 21 hand coloured plates. The binding has some chipping with loss to the top of the spine, and the cloth is splitting and fraying at the top half of the front hinge. It… Read more
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$171.53
image of 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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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… Read more
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image of The Natural History of British Shells including figures and descriptions of All the Species Hitherto discovered in Great Britain Systematically Arranged in the Linnean Manner with scientific and general observations on each. Vols I-V

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London : Rivington and Co, 1799 A fair copy of Edward Donovan's work on British Shells, in contemporary half morocco bindings with 180 hand coloured plates. Donovan is justly famed for his accurately observed and delicate illustrations of wildlife - mainly birds, insects, fish and shells. He took advantage of the large numbers of specimens being brought back to museums… Read more
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Popular British Conchology

by George Brettingham Sowerby

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Published
1854
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$114.35

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London : Lovell Reeve, 1854 A good copy with 20 hand coloured illustrations drawn by Sowerby and printed by Vincent Brooks. In the original decorative cloth binding with a gilt mollusk on the front board. This book forms part of Lovell Reeve's Popular Natural History series, designed for young people with aim of giving them an insight into the natural… Read more
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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

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Published
1845
Condition
Good
Edition
1st Edition
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$278.73

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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… Read more
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image of An Introduction to the Study of Conchology: including Observations on the Linnaean Genera and on the arrangement of M Lamarckk; a Glossary, and a Table of English Names

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LONDON : John and Arthur Arch, 1815 A good copy of the 1st edition of this extremely rare work, with 11 plates, 9 of which are hand coloured. Brookes set out to write for those who wanted to understand Conchology, but who might not have a grounding in natural history. He took care to use english rather than latin names… Read more
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