The most famous - and important - work on deep-sea Mollusca

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.

Published 1886
Item ID 72040

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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.

From the famous series The Zoology of the Challenger Expedition, Volume XV, Part LXXVII. Contains descriptions and illustrations of many new species. This is the complete Volume 15, near entirely occupied by Watson's paper on the gastropods - mainly from deeper water, and nearly all not previously described - of one of the most famous natural history expeditions. Two other, smaller, papers deal with Mollusca too, viz. Part XLI, Report on the Marseniadæ, by Rudolph Bergh (25 pages with one plate; this is currently known as Lamellariidae in Cypraeoidea), and Part XLIII, Report on the Polyplacophora, by Professor Alfred C. Haddon (51 pages with three plates, including one in chromolithography). A near mint copy. Only some minimal shelf-wear. Otherwise an impeccable copy. Rare, especially in this excellent state. We have never seen a better copy. Nissen ZBI, 4754.

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