A catalogue of the Portland Museum, lately the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased: which will be sold by auction, by Mr. Skinner and Co. On Monday the 24th of April, 1786, and the thirty-seven following days, at twelve o'clock, Sundays, and the 5th of June (the day his majesty's birth-day is kept) excepted; at her late dwelling-house, in Privy-Garden, Whitehall. By order of the acting executrix. [AND] A marked catalogue containing the lots, what each respectively sold for, and the names of the purchasers of the four thousand two hundred and sixty-three lots which constituted the Portland Museum; late the property of the Duchess Dowager of Portland, deceased. Which was sold by auction by Mr. Skinner and Co. and the thirty-eight following days. Enabling every connoisseur to know among whom these valuable curiosities are distributed, and the sum which every lot produced.
London, Skinner, 1786 [AND] London, Kearsley, Walker, Sewell, Flexney, Robson and Egerton, 1786. Two works in one. 4to (25.0 x 20.2 cm). "Wunderkammer" frontispiece; title page, viii, 3-194 pp.; Title page, 5-44 pp. Mid-20th-century dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
Dillwyn, L. W.
A descriptive catalogue of Recent shells; arranged according to the Linnaean method; with particular attention to the synonymy. In two volumes. [Complete].
London, John and Arthur Arch, 1817. Two volumes in two. 8vo (22.3 x 14.2 cm). Two title pages, half-title. 1135 pp. (xii, 1-580; 580-1092, [xxix], [ii]). Original paper-covered boards with printed label on the spines.Read more
Cox, J. C.
A monograph of the Australian land shells. Illustrated by XVIII plates.
Sydney, William Maddock, 1868. 8vo (23.3 x 15.8 cm). v, 111 pp.; 20 originally hand-coloured lithographed plates, heightened with gum arabic, tissue-guarded, and with explanatory text leaves. Later burgundy buckram with gilt title on the spine.Read more
A monograph of the cretaceous Lamellibranchia of England. Volumes I-II. [Complete].
London, The Palaeontographical Society, 1899-1913. Two parts in two. 4to (27.5 x 21.3 cm). 754 pp. [I: xliii, 232; II: vi, 473]; 257 text figures, 104 lithographed plates. Mid-20th century half calf over grained boards. Spines with four raised, blind-tooled bands. Compartments with black linen labels with gilt title. Green endpapers. Original title pages bound in the rear. Speckled edges.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
Amsterdamse kermis vertonende de Burgery in de Wapenen sig presenteerende aan de Groot Agtb. Heer en Burgemeesteren - Foire d'Amsterdam represantens les Burgois sous les Armes saluans nos Seigneur les Burgermeesters.
Amsterdam. J. Gole, 1686. Very large broadsheet (69.0 x 100.0 cm) consisting of two, vertically combined, sheets. Large, very detailed engraving. Printed surface 65.0 x 93.0 cm.Read more
Atlas ichthyologique des Indes Orientales Néêrlandaises. Publié sous les auspices du gouvernement colonial Néêrlandais. IV. Murènes, synbranches, leptocéphales.
Amsterdam, Fredrik Muller, 1862. Folio (45.9 x 33.2 cm). 132 pp.; 49 large, superbly chromo-lithographed plates. Contemporary half linen over grained boards with original printed front wrapper mounted on the front board.Read more
Martens, [K.] E. von [AND] F. D. Godman
Biologia Centrali-Americana. Land and freshwater Mollusca. [AND] Introductory Volume.
London, Taylor and Francis, 1890-1901, 1915. Two parts in two. 4to (30.7 x 25.1 cm). xxviii, 706 pp.; 44 lithographed plates, of which plates 1-28 finely hand-coloured and partly heightened with gum arabic; [AND] viii, 149 pp.; two phototype portraits, eight coloured maps. Slightly later dark blue and black buckram with gilt title on the spines.Read more
Catalogue des radiaires, des annélides, des cirrhipèdes et des mollusques marins, terrestres et fluviatiles receuillis dans le département de la Loire-Inférieure.
Paris, F. Savy, 1865. 8vo (22.5 x 14.5 cm). 323 pp.; five lithographed plates of which one double-sized (numbered I, Ibis, II-IV). Later blue half cloth over marbled boards. Spine with gilt-bordered red morocco label with gilt title. original printed wrapper 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
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