Lot n° 199
500 - 600
Result with fees
: 1 905EUR
General conchology or A description of shells. London, Booth, 1815. In-8, long-grain garnet half-marroquin, ornamented ribbed back; slightly faded back, first flat and detached back.
Original edition; this volume was the only one published. Illustrated with 57 of 60 colour plates (pl. 53, 54, 55 are missing). A few freckles.
Joints: - BLAINVILLE (Ducrotay de). Dictionary of Natural Sciences. Conchyliology and malacology. Paris, Levrault, 1816-1830. In-8, blue half calf, spine ribbed and ornamented; back heavily rubbed, hinges split, upper headdress torn off. Atlas alone, with 117 black plates after Turpin. Ex-libris E. F. L. de Courtilloles. - CHENU. Elementary lessons on the natural history of animals. Paris, Dubochet, Lechevalier, 1857. In-8, half purple gilt, decorated spine with nerves, rubbed binding. 12 colour non-text plates, numerous engravings in text. Freckles. Cut out the fake title. - SWAINSON. Zoological illustrations... London, Baldwin and Cradock, 1832-1833. In-8, beige half calf with corners, spine ribbed and decorated, blue title coin. Second series, alone, on shellfish, illustrated with 46 colour plates without text. - BROWN. Illustrations of the land and fresh water conchology of Great Britain and Ireland. London, Smith, Elder and Co, 1845. In-8, publisher's green percaline, badly damaged. 27 plates. - FIGUIER. The Life and Habits of Animals. - Zoophytes and molluscs. Paris, Hachette, 1866. In-8, half red grief, ornate ribbed back, golden slices. 385 in-text figures
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