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A History of British Mollusca, and their Shells

by Forbes, E.; Hanley, S.

  • Hardback £1,250.00
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  • Catalogue No : 33002
  • Published : [1848-]1853
  • Cover : Hardback
  • Pages : lxxx, 486; viii, 557; x, 616; vi, 302
  • Publisher : Van Voorst
  • Published In : London
  • Illustrations : 2 plain + 201 hand-coloured lithographic plates


Plates by G.B. Sowerby and James de Carle Sowerby. Rare large paper edition with plates hand-coloured (in the small paper edition plates are uncoloured). The two plain plates are never coloured. Plates comprise 139 of shells and 64 of animals. [Nissen ZBI, 1406].


4 vols, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, patchily faded, a few small nicks to spines; endpapers foxed - generally very clean. Exquisitely hand coloured plates. Some gatherings unopened. Vg.

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