All works on shells, snails, slugs, bivalves, cephalopods, etc

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Reeve, L. [A.]
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Arca.
London, Lovell Reeve, 1843-1844. 4to (28.0 x 23.0 cm). 17 finely hand-coloured lithographic plates with explanatory text leaves, and index. Later cloth with gilt title on the spine.
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The complete "Ark" section of the most important 19th-century shell iconography
Chs. Darwi...
Rolle, F.
Chs. Darwin's Lehre von der Enstehung der Arten im Pflanzen- und Thierreich in ihrer Anwendung auf die Schöpfungsgeschichte. dargestellt und erläutert. Mit Holzschnitten.
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Christian Hermann, 1863. 8vo (21.0 x 13.3 cm). [vi], 274 pp.; several woodengravings in the text. Original full cloth with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges.
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Very rare, early contribution to the dissimination of Darwin's ideas in Germany
Das Thier...
Seder, A.
Das Thier in der decorativen Kunst. Die Wasserthiere.
Wien, Gerlach & Schenk, 1896. Large folio (55.8 x 43.1 cm). Marvellous chromolithographed title page; one page of text (author’s preface); 14 stunning chromolithographed plates showing animals in a fabulous Art Nouveau style. Contemporary pebbled half linen over brown boards. Front board with gilt title in Jugendstil lettering; spine with gilt title. Patterned endpapers.
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Fantastic Art Nouveau plates of dragons, shells and fish
A catalogu...
Sowerby, G. B. I
A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the Lamarckian conchological system; together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species.
London, G. B. Sowerby, 1825. 8vo (22.5 x 14.1 cm). vii, 92, xxxiv, 3 pp., nine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later quarter cloth over contemporary limp boards. Printed paper label on the spine.
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A very rare work on a most famous shell collection, in very good condition
Report on...
Spencer, [W.] B. (ed.)
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part III. Geology and botany.
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). [ii], 204 pp.; nine plates (all geological or palaeontological). Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.
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Australian palaeontology - usually not found separately
Fauna Chil...
Sprengel, J. W. (ed.)
Fauna Chilensis. Abhandlungen zur Kenntniss der Zoologie Chiles nach den Sammlungen von Dr. L. Plate. Erster Band - Vierter Band. [Complete].
Jena, Gustav Fischer, 1898-1913. Four volumes in four. Thick 8vo (23.1 x 15.8 cm). Contemporary uniform grained cloth. Gilt title on spines. Speckled edges.
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A rare, complete set of the best work on Chilean zoology
Manual of...
Tryon, G. W.
Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic with illustrations of the species. Pediculariidae, Ovulidae, Doliidae, Cassididae.
Philadelphia, PA, privately published, 1885. 8vo (22.8 x 15.9 cm). 69 pp., 42 lithographed plates, of which 21 finely hand-coloured. Later half cloth over marbled boards, gilt title on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.
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The rare double-suite edition including handcoloured plates
Bulletin d...
[Various authors]
Bulletin de la Société zoologique de France. Volumes 1-31 [AND] Indexes.
Paris, Société Zoologique de France, 1876-1906. 31 volumes in 31. 8vo (23.7 x 15.6 cm). Over 10,000 pp.; 158 plates and 25 portraits. Uniform dark green half calf over marbled boards. Spines with four raised, gilt-tooled bands, gilt ornamental lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
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A finely bound, uniform set - from the first issue - of France's most important zoological magazine
Report on...
Watson, R. B.
Report on the scientific results of the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger during the years 1873-76 under the command of captain George S. Nares, R.N., F.R.S. and the late captain Frank Tourle Thomson, R.N. prepared under the superintendence of the late Sir. C. Wyville Thomson, Knt., F.R.S., &c. and now of John Murray. Zoology. Vol. XV. Part XLII: Report on the Scaphopoda and Gasteropoda. By Rev. Robert Boog Watson, F.L.S.
London, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1886. 4to (29.2 x 24.6 cm). 761 [756, 5] pp.; 53 lithographed plates, partly tinted plates, and six woodcuts in the text. Original dark green blind stamped pebbled cloth. Boards with bevelled edges. Gilt title on the spine. Brown endpapers.
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The most famous - and important - work on deep-sea Mollusca