Torino, Reale Accademia delle Scienza di Torino, 1841. Large 4to (28.8 x 22.0 cm). 82 pp.; eight finely engraved plates. Marbled wrappers.
A very important contribution to the Tertiary marine malacology of the Mediterranean, written by the Italian palaeontologists and malacologists Luigi Bellardi (1818-1889) – one of his earliest papers – and Giovanni Michelotti (1814-1898). With descriptions and excellent illustrations of many new species that are still valid today. Published in the academy's Memorie, Serie II, Volume III. A very good, clean copy. Rare. Neither in Nissen nor in Caprotti.