A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Dillwyn, L. W.
A descriptive catalogue of Recent shells; arranged according to the Linnaean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. In two volumes. [Complete].
London, John and Arthur Arch, 1817. Two volumes in two. 8vo (22.3 x 14.2 cm). Two title pages, half-title. 1135 pp. (xii, 1-580; 580-1092, [xxix], [ii]). Original paper-covered boards with printed label on the spines.Read more
A manual of conchology, according to the system laid down by Lamarck, with the late improvements by de Blainville. Exemplified and arranged for the use of students. Illustrated by thirty-six plates containing more than two hundred types, drawn from the natural shell.
New York, NY, Harper & Brothers, 1838. 8vo (23.2 x 14.4 cm). 191 pp.; 36 lithographed plates. Contemporary grapevine-patterned full cloth. Spine with gilt title.Read more
Cox, J. C.
A monograph of the Australian land shells. Illustrated by XVIII plates.
Sydney, William Maddock, 1868. 8vo (23.3 x 15.8 cm). v, 111 pp.; 20 originally hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, tissue-guarded, and with explanatory text leaves. Later burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
A monograph of the cretaceous Lamellibranchia of England. Volumes I-II. [Complete].
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1899-1913. Two parts in two. 4to (27.5 x 21.3 cm). 754 pp. [I: xliii, 232; II: vi, 473]; 257 text figures, 104 lithographed plates. Mid-20th century half calf over grained boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands. Compartments with black linen labels with gilt title. Green endpapers. Original title pages bound in the rear. Speckled edges.Read more
Tryon, G. W.
A monograph of the terrestrial Mollusca inhabiting the United States.
Philadelphia, PA., [the author], 1866. 8vo (21.7 x 13.7 cm). 203 pp. [159, xliv]; 18 lithographed plates, each in careful original hand-colouring. Contemporary gilt-bordered black pebbled morocco over grey pebbled cloth. Spine with four raised, gilt-ornamented bands, gilt lines and title. Yellow endpapers. Speckled edges.Read more
Martyn, W. F.
A new dictionary of natural history; or compleat universal display of animated nature. With accurate representations of the most curious and beautiful animals, elegantly coloured.
London, Harrison, [1784-]1785. Two volumes in two. Folio (39.5 x 25.0 cm). One hundred engraved and finely hand-coloured plates. Contemporary uniform half calf over marbled boards.Read more
American conchology or descriptions of the shells of North America illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature.
New Harmony, Indiana. Privately published (printed at The School Press, and The M Press), 1830-1837. 8vo (23.2 x 15.0 cm). Seven parts in one. 68 engraved and delicately hand-coloured plates (several augmented with gum arabic). 20th-century full morocco. Spine with four raised bands and gilt title; boards with blind-tooled border with clam-like corner pieces. Original printed wrappers to all seven parts bound in.Read more
Bory de Saint-Vincent, [J. B. G. G. M.] et al. (eds).
Annales générales des sciences physiques. Volumes I-VIII. [All published].
Bruxelles, Weissenbuch, Père, 1819-1821. Eight volumes in eight. 8vo (23.0 x 14.3 cm). Numerous pages and plates, of which several with additional hand-colouring. Original uniform blue wrappers. Handwritten paper labels on the spines.Read more
Barbados-Antigua Expedition. Narrative and preliminary report of a zoological expedition from the University of Iowa to the Lesser Antilles under the auspices of the Graduate College.
Iowa City, IO, University of Iowa, 1919. 8vo (22.8 x 15.1 cm). 274 pp.; 50 plates, including a map (of the expeditions route). Original dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine. Printed card, "With the compliments of the University of Iowa at the suggestion of the author" tipped in.Read more