Roma, Salviucci, 1880. 4to (29.3 x 21.8 cm). 83 pp.; four lithographed plates (two in chromolithography). Later half-linen over plain green boards. Gilt title on the spine. Printed wrappers bound in.
Important contribution to the terrestrial gastropods of northern Italy by the Italian malacologist and herpetologist Mario Lessona (1855-1911), with the inclusion of several new species. Offprint from the Atti of the Reale Accademia dei Lincei, with an original front wrapper. With attractive large plates of slugs (in chromolithography) and shells. Small stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the title page. Front wrapper chipped at fore margin and amateurishly repaired; some creasing and soiling in the top margin, otherwise a good copy. Not in Nissen.