A complete copy, including the much later supplement

Draparnaud, J. P. R. and A. L. G. Michaud

Histoire naturelle des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles de la France. Ouvrage posthume de J. P. R. Draparnaud. Avec XIII planches. [AND] Complément de l'histoire naturelle des mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles de la France, de J. P. R. Draparnaud. Avec planches.

Published 1803-1831
Item ID 75282

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Paris, Louis Colas, an 13 [1805]; Verdun, Lippmann, 1831. Two works in one. 4to (28.8 x 23.0 cm). Half-titles and titles; viii, 164; xvi, 116, 12 pp.; 16 [13, 3] engraved plates. Brown buckram with gilt titles on the spine.

The first comprehensive work on French non-marine molluscs, written by the French malacologist Jacques Philippe Raymond Draparnaud (1772-1804). It contains excellent illustrations, and many species were described here for the first time. The original work was published posthumously. Much later (1831), it was updated and expanded by another French malacologist, Louis André Gaspard Michaud (1795-1880). Michaud's supplement is not often found combined with Draparnaud's work. The index, by Michaud, covers both works. Plate numbering is continuous, but page numbering of Michaud's part starts anew. Provenance: stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the front free endpaper and first half-title. Some, mostly marginal light spotting but otherwise very good. Nissen ZBI, 1152.

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