Trans-Atlantic malacology

Dautzenberg, P.

Croisières du yacht Chazalie dans l'Atlantique. Mollusques.

Published 1900
Item ID 75168

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Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1900. 8vo (24.2 x 15.8 cm). 121 pp.; two finely hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.

Important contribution to the malacofauna of the (sub)tropical Atlantic and the Caribbean. During two voyages, in 1895 and 1896, the Chazalie cruised along the coasts of Africa to the Cape Verdes and into the Caribbean. A total of 444 species of molluscs, and two brachiopods were collected. The 13 new species form a mix of species from the eastern and western Atlantic. This is the offprint, from the society's Mémoires. A stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the front wrapper. Wrappers spotted and with some old repairs; otherwise a very good, clean copy.

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