125 items found
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
Williams, J. D. et al.
Freshwater mussels of Alabama & the Mobile Basin in Georgia, Mississippi & Tennessee.
Tuscaloosa, AL, The University of Alabama Press, 2008. Large, thick 4to (30.0 x 22.8 cm). xv, 908 pp.; numerous, nearly all full colour illustrations. Publisher's pictorial laminated hardcover.Read more
Wenz, W. [A.] and A. [M.] Zilch
Handbuch der Paläozoologie Band 6, 1(1-2) - 2. Gastropoda.
Berlin, Gebrüder Borntraeger, 1938-1944 [1960-1961], -1960. Two volumes in three. Large 8vo (25.1 x 17.1 cm). 2,497 pp.; 6,726 text figures. Uniform pebbled half cloth over linen boards. Spines with six raised bands and gilt title.Read more
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.
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.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
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.
Manual of Conchology, structural and systematic with illustrations of the species. Pediculariidae, Ovulidae, Doliidae, Cassididae.
Philadelphia, PA, privately published, 1885. 8vo (22.8 x 15.9 cm). 69 pp., 42 lithographed plates, of which 21 finely hand-coloured. Later half cloth over marbled boards, gilt title on spine, marbled flyleaves. Original printed wrappers bound in.Read more
[The Western Society of Malacologists]
The Echo. The Western Society of Malacologists Annual Report. 1-20.
Pacific Grove, CA, The Western Society of Malacologists, 1968-1987. In 20 volumes. 8vo and 4to (28.0 x 21.7 cm). Numerous pages, several illustrations (shells, meeting participants, etc.). Original pictorial wrappers.Read more
Tapparone-Canefri, C. [M.]
Zoologia del viaggio intorno al globo della R. fregata Magenta durante gli anni 1865-1868. Malacologia (gasteropodi, acefali e brachiopodi).
Torino, Stamperia Reale, 1876. Large 4to (28.5 x 21.1 cm). 155 pp.; four chromolithographed and partly hand-coloured plates, heightened with gum arabic. Later brown buckram with gilt title on the spine. Edges sprinkled red.Read more
Sturany, R. and A. J. Wagner
Ueber schalentragende Landmollusken aus Albanien und Nachbargebieten.
Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei (Alfred Hölder), 1914. Large 4to (30.4 x 23.2). 120 pp.; 18 plates, one coloured map. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Patterned endpapers.Read more
The mineral conchology of Great Britain; or coloured figures and description of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the Earth. Volumes I - II.
London, J. Sowerby, 1812-1818. Two volumes in two. 8vo (23.2 x 15.5 cm). 482 pp. [I: 234, x; II: 235, iii]. 205 hand-coloured engravings (eight larger, folded), numbered 1-203, A (between 184 and 185). Number 33 used twice; no. 177 also numbered 173[bis]. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands, blind-tooled compartments and two black morocco labels with gilt title. Green endpapers. Edges speckled red.Read more
Sowerby, G. B. I
The genera of Recent and fossil shells, for the use of students in conchology and geology. With original plates.
London, George Brettingham Sowerby, [1821-1834]. 8vo format (21.3 x 13.4 cm). [iv] pp.; 262 (of 267) lithographed and finely hand-coloured (all but three) plates. Contemporary uniform polished half calf over grained cloth boards. Spines with gilt ornamental bands and title. Brown endpapers. Edges finely sprinkled red. Preserved in custom-made pictorial shell-themed double slipcase.Read more
Schumacher, [H.] C. F.
Essai d’un nouveau système des habitations des vers testacés. Avec XXII planches.
Copenhague, Schultz, 1817. Quarto (25.2 x 20.2 cm). Title page, 287 pp.; 22 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf over tree calf resembling paper boards. Spine with gilt ornaments and title. Yellow endpapers. Marbled edges.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
Say, T. [ Binney, W. G. (ed.)]
The complete writings of Thomas Say, on the conchology of the United States.
New York, NY, H. Baillière, 1858. 8vo (21.5 x 13.8 cm). 252 pp.; 73 fine lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, red and black morocco labels with gilt title on spine. Four pp. Baillière's "works on conchology and geology" (late 1858) bound in the rear.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
Reeve, L. [A.]
Elements of conchology; an introduction to the natural history of shells and of the animals which form them.
London, Reeve, 1860. Two volumes in two. 4to (25.3 x 15.3 cm). Part I: vi, 260 pp.; Part II: vi, 203 pp.; 62 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Original uniform full, blind-stamped cloth with gilt title on the spines and gilt vignette on the front boards. Yellow endpapers.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
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
Quenstedt, F. A.
Tübingen, H. Laupp, -1858. Thick 8vo (22.5 x 14.9 x 7.0 cm). vi, 1066 pp., 100 engraved plates, 42 text engravings and three hand-coloured, folded geological tables. 20th-century half calf over marbled boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-bordered bands and green morocco label with gilt title.Read more
Étude de quelques opisthobranches de la Côte Atlantique du Maroc et du Sénégal.
Tanger, Éditions Internationales, 1953. 8vo (24.2 x 16.1 cm). 105 pp.; 35 (groups of) text illustrations, three double-sized full-colour plates. Brown buckram with gilt title on the spine. Original printed wrappers and printed errata leaf 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
Philippi, R. A.
Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp.; 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's embossed black cloth; boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartments with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern. All edges marbled.Read more
Paladilhe, [J. J. I. A. de]
Nouvelles miscellanées malacologiques I - IV. [All published].
Paris, F. Savy, 1866-1869. Four parts in one. 8vo (22.5 x 14.6 cm). Half-title, title page, 144 pp.; six lithographed plates. Near contemporary green, grained morocco over marbled boards. Spine with four raised bands, gilt dates and title. Marbled endpapers. Speckled edges. Original printed yellow front wrappers bound in.Read more
Paetel, F. [Schaufuss, L. W. (ed.)]
Molluscorum, systema et catalogus. System und Aufzählung sämmtlicher Conchylien der Sammlung von Fr. Paetel. Zur Belebung des Interesses für Malakozoologie, herausgegeben von Dr. L. Schaufuss.
Dresden, Oscar Weiske, 1869. 8vo (22.4 x 13.8 cm). xiv, 119 pp. Contemporary limp vellum with script title on the spine.Read more
Die bisher veröffentlichten Familien- und Gattungsnamen der Mollusken.
Berlin, Gebrüder Paetel, 1875. 8vo (22.4 x 15.1 cm). Contemporary grained half morocco over shagreen boards. Spine with five raised, gilt-ornamented bands and gilt title. Salmon endpapers; yellow edges.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
Nordenskjöld, O. (ed.)
Wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse der Schwedischen Südpolar-Expedition 1901-1903. Unter Mitwerkung zahlreicher Fachgenossen herausgegeben von Otto Nordenskjöld. Leiter der Expedition.
Stockholm, N. Nordenskjöld, 1905-1920. 59 parts in eight volumes [numbered I-II, III-1, III-2, IV-1, IV-2, V-VI]. 4to (26.2 x 20.5 cm). Text; over 300 plates, many being lithographed and several in full colour; 19 maps (many folded). Later uniform half cloth over marbled boards. Spines with red label and gilt title.Read more
Hand list of Mollusca in the Indian Museum, Calcutta. Part I. Gastropoda and Prosobranchia-Neurobranchia; Part II. Gastropoda. Prosobranchia-Neurobranchia (contd). [all published]
Calcutta, The Trustees of the Indian Museum, 1878-1884. Two volumes in two. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). 669 pp. [I: xv, 338; II: x, 306]. Uniform half calf over linen boards. Spines with five raised, gilt ornamented bands and gilt title. Speckled edges.Read more