Venezia, Carlo Ferrari [for the Consiglio nazionale delle Ricerche R. Comitato Talassografico Italiano], 1937. 4to (26.1 x 18.4 cm). vi, 173 [i] pp.; ten plates with explanatory text leaves. Later olive buckram with gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.
A seldom-seen but important work on Adriatic marine molluscs. Especially important because the author, the Italian malacologist Giorgio Silvio Coen (1873-1951) validated many manuscript names of Di Monterosato. Well-illustrated. Published as the institute's Memoria 240. Small stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the front free endpaper recto and first front wrapper. Added: a carbon copy by the New England Book Binding Company regarding the binding, i.e. cloth colour and spine lettering, on behalf of R. I. Johnson. A very good, clean copy. Not in Nissen.