Brown, T.

Account of the Irish testacea.

Published 1818
Item ID 68414

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Edinburgh, Archibald Constable (for the Wernerian Natural History Society), 1818. 8vo (21.2 x 13.1 cm). 36 pp.; one hand-coloured plate. Marbled wrappers.

A rare work by the British malacologist and palaeontologist 'Captain' Thomas Brown (1785-1862), communicated by the author to the Wernerian Society on 20 August 1815, read at a Society meeting on 16 December of that year. Perhaps this edition predates the book version, which was published in 1818. It includes the description and illustration of several new species, chiefly marine. Some mild offsetting to the first text page, otherwise a very good copy. Neither in Caprotti nor in Nissen ZBI.

Rare first comprehensive work on the Irish molluscs

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