Sars, G. O.
Bidrag til kundskaben om Norges arktiske fauna. I. Mollusca regionis Arcticae Norvaegiae. Oversigt over de i Norges Arktiske region forekommende bløddyr.
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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.
By far the most important work on North Atlantic and Scandinavian marine molluscs. The author, the malacologist and Crustacea-specialist Georg Ossian Sars (1837-1927) was responsible for the detailed descriptions, and the fine illustrations. The first 34 plates show shells and living animals, chiefly of gastropods, but also many bivalves, chitons, tusk shells, and cephalopods. Many species were new. The last 18 plates, with Roman plate numbers, show radulae and opercula. Uncut. Plate 28 bound in twice. The front wrapper, made of inferior paper, mounted on a blank sheet. Rare. Nissen ZBI, 3574.
With many new species and fine illustrations by the author