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Scallop

Scallop

by Cox, Ian

Shells and Shell Collecting

Shells and Shell Collecting

by Dance, S Peter

On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura

On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura

by Cope, Edward D

Cope paper on pages 67-112. This is part of the complete issue. Also includes:Lea, Isaac: New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States. Pages 5-65, with 21 lithographic plates.
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$90.00
Sowerby's Book of Shells

Sowerby's Book of Shells

by Sowerby, G.B. Junior

New York: Cresent Books. 1990. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour plates. 139 pages . Reprint. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
THE SCALLOP: STUDIES OF A SHELL AND ITS INFLUENCES ON HUMAN KIND, BY EIGHT  AUTHORS

THE SCALLOP: STUDIES OF A SHELL AND ITS INFLUENCES ON HUMAN KIND, BY EIGHT AUTHORS

by Cox, Ian (editor)

The "shell" Transport. Good with no dust jacket. 1957. Hardcover. E--Wear to covers, smudges and rubbing to back cover. Foxing throughout. Binding sound. Text clean of highlighting, underlining or other pen/pencil marks. A Little Store that's BIG on Service. Tracking on every package. .
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$16.95
A Descriptive Catalog of the Mollusca of Utah

A Descriptive Catalog of the Mollusca of Utah

by Chamberlin, R. V. and D. T. Jones

Bulletin of the University of Utah. 19(4):x, 203 p., 1929. Clothbound.
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$12.00
The Sea Shells of Sagami Bay. Collected By His Majesty The Emperor of Japan.

The Sea Shells of Sagami Bay. Collected By His Majesty The Emperor of Japan.

by Kuroda, Tokubei, Tadashige Habe, and Katura Oyama (Described by)

(Tokyo: Maruzen Co., Ltd., (1971)., 1971. Thick, heavy 4to. xvi [6] 741 pp. (Japanese section), 121 plates (105 in color) with descriptive text facing, 489 pp. (English section), 51 pp. Japanese and English indicies, fold-out map. Bound in original blue cloth. This is a tight, fine book in a DJ with shallow edge wear at the spinal extremities else fine. Scarce.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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$650.00
"On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica"; "On the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874"; and "Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru" and "Note on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca"

"On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa Rica"; "On the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874"; and "Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western Peru" and "Note on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca"

by Cope, Edward D

The Four Cope papers are on pages: 93-154; 155-157; 159-183; 185-188, 6 plates.This is the complete issue and also includes:Morch, O. A. L.: A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands. pages 189-207, 1 plate.Several new species described in this volume.
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$150.00
A Descriptive Catalog of the Mollusca of Utah

A Descriptive Catalog of the Mollusca of Utah

by Chamberlin, R. V. and D. T. Jones

Bulletin of the University of Utah. 19(4):x, 203 p., 1929. Original wrappers.
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$20.00
What Shell is That ?

What Shell is That ?

by Coleman, Neville

Paul Hamlyn, Sydney, 1975. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illustrator: Photographic. Acknowledgements, introduction by author list of abbreviations, glossary of terms, bibliography and index. Bright blue coloured end pages. The text is illustrated with copious colour photographs – of the various shells – and the regions from which they are found – Mud and Mangroves, Rocky Reefs, Coral Reefs, Sand and Rubble, Continental Shelf and Ocean Pelagics. White coloured boards... Read more
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AU$25.03
The Scallop: Studies of a shell and its influences on humankind

The Scallop: Studies of a shell and its influences on humankind

by Cox, Ian (ed.)

London: The 'Shell' Transport, 1957. Hardcover (no jacket; printed boards) in very good condition. Spine ends are a little bumped and worn, back board with a few scores. Pages are clean and sound, text is clear. TA. Hardcover. Very Good. Used.
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£5.00
THE SHELL BOOK

THE SHELL BOOK

by ROGERS, JULIA ELLEN

Dj is worn on edges; replaced chips in matching paper 175x19, 175x6 on top and lower edges resp, 142x50 on rear; 48x30 , 28x9 mm on head & tail resp, looking good on the shelf. Book has all pages yellowed or lightly tanned; edges very slightly foxed. xvi plus503pp incl index; col frontis plus 7 col plates; 97 b&w photog plates. Truly a masterpiece. Please expect extra overseas postage.
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R369.00
Popular Conchology; or, The Shell Cabinet Arranged: being An Introduction to The Modern System of Conchology.  With a sketch of the Natural History of the Animals, An Account of the Formation of the Shells, and a Complete Descriptive List of the Families and Genera

Popular Conchology; or, The Shell Cabinet Arranged: being An Introduction to The Modern System of Conchology. With a sketch of the Natural History of the Animals, An Account of the Formation of the Shells, and a Complete Descriptive List of the Families and Genera

by Catlow, Agnes

Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, London, 1843. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. 300 pages (complete). An amiable copy. The boards have blind-stamped decoration, and a gilt illustration. Recased with original boards and spine. The boards have wear, sunning, fading all about from shelving and storage. They are still sound and sure. Newer end papers. The contents are pleasing. They do have some evidence of handling with some very shallow corner creases. The title page has... Read more
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$105.00
COWRIES and Their RELATIVES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

COWRIES and Their RELATIVES OF SOUTHERN AFRICA

by LILTVED, WILLIAM RUNE

As new. Unread. 208pp incl Indexes, Errata, References, Glossary. 101 species each with col photos and some b&w sketches. I am unable to say if the book should have had a dj but apparently not. Rare. Please expect extra postage.
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R456.00
Scallop:  studies of a shell and its influences on humankind

Scallop: studies of a shell and its influences on humankind

by Cox

Scallop: studies of a shell and its influences on humankind by Eight Authors, edited by Cox, Shell Transport and Trading Co, '57, 134 pages, cloth, decorated front cover, color illustrations throughout the book.
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$24.00
The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind, with Presentation Slip

The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and Its Influences on Humankind, with Presentation Slip

by Ian Cox (Editor) & Eight Authors

London: The Shell Transport and Trading Company Limited, 1957 Book issued to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Shell, telling the story of the scallop in ancient times, heraldry, art, architecture and pilgrimages. 135pp, illustrated throughout with excellent colour reproductions, decorated endpapers and pastedowns, with a key to the shells illustrated. Gilt design to red boards. Presentation slip loosely inserted. Minor fading to spine, otherwise near fine copy.. First Edition. Decorated Red Cloth. Near... Read more
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£5.50
On the families of the Raniform Anura

On the families of the Raniform Anura

by Cope, Edward D

Cope paper on pages 189-206; 1 plate - the plate is from the Cope paper in 6(1).This is the complete issue and includes:Lea, Isaac: New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., Chiefly of the United States. pages 113-187, 3 plates.
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$90.00
The Shell. Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design. INSCRIBED.

The Shell. Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design. INSCRIBED.

by Stix, Hugh and Marguerite and R. Tucker Abbott

NY: Henry N. Abrams, Inc. (1968)., 1968. Photographs by H. Landshoff. Oblong 4to. Illustrated by 82 tipped-in color & 121 B & W photographs. Original blue cloth illustrated in gilt. INSCRIBED by Abbott on the title page. This is a near fine book (light soil top edge) in a near fine DJ. Scarce signed.. Inscribed by Author(s). 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Dust Jacket Included.
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$250.00
New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States

New Unionidae, Melanidae, etc., chiefly of the United States

by Lea, Isaac

Lea paper on pages 5-66, with 21 lithographic plates.This is part of the complete issue and includes:Cope: On the structure and distribution of the genera of the arciferous Anura. pages 67-112.
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$90.00
The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and its influences on humankind

The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and its influences on humankind

by Ian Cox (editor)

London: Shell Transport and Trading Company, 1957. Hardcover. Very Good. Lavishly produced and illustrated history of the Shell, commissioned by the Shell oil company to celebrate their 60th anniversary and distributed to its share-holders. Consists of 8 essays by various authors. With numerous colour images. red cloth with elaborate gilt decoration. With original presentation note. 4to. Some mild shelf-wear but contents crisp and clean. Very good.
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£8.00
A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands

A descriptive catalogue of the Scalidae of the West India Islands

by Morch, O. A. L

Morch paper on pages189-207, with one engraved plate.This is the complete issue and also contains four papers by Edward D., Cope: On the Batrachia and Reptilia of Costa RicaOn the Batrachia and Reptilia collected by Dr. John M. Branford during the Nicaraguan Canal Survey of 1874Report on the Reptiles brought by Professor James Orton from the middle and upper Amazon and western PeruNote on the Ichthyology of Lake Titicaca
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$150.00
HISTORIAE ANIMALIUM ANGLIAE TRES TRACTATUS, UNUS DE ARANEIS, ALTER DE COCHLEIS TUM TERRESTRIBUS TUM FLUVIATILIBUS, TERTIUS DE COCHLEIS MARINIS. QUIBUS ADJECTUS EST QUARTUS DE LAPIDIBUS EJUSDEM INSULAE AD COCHLEARUM QUANDAM IMAGINEM FIGURATAE Memoriae & Rationi

HISTORIAE ANIMALIUM ANGLIAE TRES TRACTATUS, UNUS DE ARANEIS, ALTER DE COCHLEIS TUM TERRESTRIBUS TUM FLUVIATILIBUS, TERTIUS DE COCHLEIS MARINIS. QUIBUS ADJECTUS EST QUARTUS DE LAPIDIBUS EJUSDEM INSULAE AD COCHLEARUM QUANDAM IMAGINEM FIGURATAE Memoriae & Rationi

by MARTIN LISTER E SOCIETATE REGIA LONDINI

Londini: Joh Martyn, 1678. First Edition. Small 4to, [viii], 250, [1]. The second treatise has a separate title-page. Illustrated with 9 folding engravings. Bound in contemporary full calf, spine gilt (worn at the extremities of the spine, and along the hinge, bookplate removed from end paper, small library stamp on title-page. Some age toning to the sides of the title-page. A very good tight clean copy. Nissen ZBI, 2527; BMNH 3:1155; Wing L2523. The English physician Martin Lister (1638-1712) was the... Read more
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$3,135.00
On the Australian Seashore

On the Australian Seashore

by Bennett, I

Rigby, 1975. Paperback. Good.
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$3.00
The Scallop

The Scallop

by Cox, Ian

London: Shell Transport & Trading Co, 1957. Red Cloth. Vg. 4to. Color Plates. 135pp studies of the shell and its influences on art & mankind.
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$7.50
The Shell : Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design / by Hugh and Marguerite Stix and R. Tucker Abbott ; Photographs by H. Landshoff

The Shell : Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design / by Hugh and Marguerite Stix and R. Tucker Abbott ; Photographs by H. Landshoff

by Stix, Hugh and Marguerite and R. Tucker Abbott. Photographs by H. Landshoff

New York, H. N. Abrams, 1968. 1st Edition in this form. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 188 pages; Physical desc.: 188 p. ill., 29x27 cm. Notes: With a series of folding and tipped-in color plates. Subjects: Shells--Pictorial works..
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$36.00
The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and its Influences on Humankind

The Scallop: Studies of a Shell and its Influences on Humankind

by Cox, Ian

London: The "shell" Transport and Trading Company. Near Fine. 1957. First Edition. Hardcover. The oil and gas supermajor Royal Dutch Shell was formed in 1907 when the Royal Dutch Petroleum Company and The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company combined. The "Shell" Transport and Trading Company was formed in 1897 by the Samuel brothers and they choose a shell for their company's emblem because their father had run an antiquities business in London selling imported... Read more
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$15.00