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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
Tryon, G. W.
A monograph of the fresh-water univalve Mollusca of the United States. (In continuation of Prof. S. S. Haldeman's work, published under the above title). Turbidae. Physadae.
Philadelphia, PA, The Conchological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences1870. 8vo (22.1 x 14.4 cm). 238 pp; 17 lithographed plates in double suite: hand coloured, and tinted (for a total of 34 plates) [ Paludina 12-17; Limnea 16-18; Physa 6-9; Planorbis 5-7; Ancylus 2.] Later blue buckram with gilt title on the spine. Speckled edges. Original wrappers bound in.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
Tryon, G. W.
A monograph of the terrestrial Mollusca inhabiting the United States. With illustratons of all the species.
Philadelphia, PA, the author, 1866. 8vo (21.1 x 13.7 cm). 159, xliii pp.; 18 lithographed plates in double suite: hand coloured, and uncoloured, sepia-tinted (for a total of 36 plates). Later olive buckram. Gilt bands and title on the spine.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
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
Martini, [F. H. W.] (ed.)
Beschäftigungen der Berliner Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde. Zweeter Band.
Berlin, Joachim Pauli, 1776. 8vo (19.2 x 11.2 cm). Title page with finely engraved vignette; xl, 607 pp.; 14 folded, engraved plates of which ten in original hand-colouring (plates numbered I-XIII, IXA). Original speckled paper covered boards with paper label on the spine. Speckled edges.Read more
Sars, G. O.
Bidrag til kundskaben om Norges arktiske fauna. I. Mollusca regionis Arcticae Norvaegiae. Oversigt over de i Norges Arktiske region forekommende bløddyr.
Christiania [Oslo], A. W. Brøgger, 1878. 8vo (24.0 x 15.2 cm). 482 pp. [xiii, iii, 466]; large, folded map, 52 engraved plates by the author (numbered 1-34, I-XVIII), each with explanatory text leaf. 20th-century white buckram. Spine with two gilt vignettes and red morocco label with gilt title. Original front wrapper bound in.Read more
Martens, [K.] E. von [AND] F. D. Godman
Biologia Centrali-Americana. Land and freshwater Mollusca. [AND] Introductory Volume.
London, Taylor and Francis, 1890-1901, 1915. Two parts in two. 4to (30.7 x 25.1 cm). xxviii, 706 pp.; 44 lithographed plates, of which plates 1-28 finely hand-coloured and partly heightened with gum arabic; [AND] viii, 149 pp.; two phototype portraits, eight coloured maps. Slightly later dark blue and black buckram with gilt title on the spines.Read more
Catalogue des radiaires, des annélides, des cirrhipèdes et des mollusques marins, terrestres et fluviatiles receuillis dans le département de la Loire-Inférieure.
Paris, F. Savy, 1865. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm). 323 pp.; five lithographed plates of which one double-sized (numbered I, Ibis, II-IV). Later blue half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt-bordered red morocco label with gilt title. original printed wrapper bound in.Read more
Pilsbry, H. A.
Catalogue of the marine mollusks of Japan with descriptions of new species and notes on others collected by Frederick Stearns.
Detroit, Frederick Stearns, 1895. 8vo (22.3 x 13.8 cm). viii, 196 pp., 11 lithographed, engraved, and phototype plates. Later blue buckram with gilt lines and title on the spine.Read more
Scali, P. P.
Catalogus omnium animalium testaceorum, quae in celeberrimo museo Petri Pauli Scali Liburnensis adservantur: ex Mari Persico, Chinensi, Brasiliensi, Rubro, Americano, Oceano & Mediterraneo collectorum: his accedunt quamplurimae quae diluvianae appellantur.
Geneva, Cramer, Philibert and Philibert, 1746. 4to (24.4 x 19.2 cm). 44 pp. Early 20th-century pebbled half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers.Read more
Collections for a monograph of Tasmanian land shells.
Hobart Town, Tasmania, [the author], 1871. 8vo (22.4 x 14.4 cm). iii,  pp.; two tissue-guarded lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves; two printed additional slips. Later black half linen over patterned boards. Gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monograph of the genus Marginella.
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1864-1865. 4to (28.0 x 22.0 cm). Title page and 27 hand-coloured lithographed plates with explanatory text leaves and printed index. Original "The Oast House, Brook, Ashford" pictorial wrappers.Read more
Reeve, L. A.
Conchologia Iconica. Monographs of the genus Cerithidea, Cerithium, Lampania, Potamides, Pyrazus, Telescopium, Tympanotonos, and Vertagus.
London, Lovell A. Reeve, 1865-1866. Folio (25.9 x 20.3 cm). Titles and indices to all parts, and 36 beautifully hand-coloured plates [ Cerithidea (1866) 4; Cerithium (1865) 20; Lampania 1866) 2; Potamides (1866) 1; Pyrazus (1865) 1; Telescopium (1865) 1; Tympanotonos (1866) 2; Vertagus (1865-1866) 5]; all with explanatory text leaves. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.Read more