Berlin, Wilhelm Hertz, 1856. 8vo (23.0 x 14.2 cm). 68 pp.; ten finely lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers.
A seldom-seen work, describing and illustrating new and poorly known, but well-preserved Miocene gastropods belonging to the family Fasciolariidae. Published in the Zeitschrift der Deutschen geologischen GesellschaftVIII(1). By far the most important paper, with an unusual high number of plates. Also present is a fine, little-known portrait of the famous geologist and palaeontologist Christian Leopold von Buch (1774-1853) at an old age, signed J. B. Kolb 1852. Uncut. Binding a trifle weak, otherwise a very good, clean and unmarked copy. Caprotti II, p. 9 (173).