Broeck, [J.] E. van den [vanden Broeck]
Esquisse géologique et paléontologique des dépôts pliocènes des environs d'Anvers. [Author's copy - interleaved, with handwritten additions and emendations].
Bruxelles, G. Mayolez, 1876-. 8vo (25.0 x16.3 cm). 296 pp. (printed), 296 pp. (ruled, partly annotated); folded and coloured topographical map of Antwerp and surroundings and one folding table. Original printed boards.
Rare and perhaps unique interleaved copy with numerous corrections and additions by the author, the Belgian malacologist and palaeontologist Jean Ernest van den Broeck (1864-1932). The words "Notes additions et Corrections" are written on the front board. This work was published as Les Foraminifères des Couches pliocènes de la Belgique par E. vanden Broeck et H. Miller 1re partie, and as an offprint of the Annales de la Société Malacologique de Belgique. But this offprint contains a list of publications by Vanden Broeck on the rear board. The additions and corrections are mostly based on correspondence with British palaeontologists and malacologists, in particular Alfred Bell (1835-1925), Frederick William Harmer (1835-1923), Joseph Prestwich (1812-1896), Searles Valentine Wood (the younger) (1830-1884), and the geologist William Herbert Dalton (1848-1929). Parts of their letters are repeated verbatim. Board rubbed at edges, otherwise a very good, unique copy. Cat. BM(NH), p. 253.