Author Philippi, R. A. Los fósiles terciarios i cuartarios de Chile.
Published 1887
Item ID 52906
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Santiago de Chile, Gobierno de Chile, 1887. Large 4to (31.3 x 26.4 cm). 256 pp.; 58 fine lithographic plates. Publisher's (?) embossed cloth, boards with rich gilt-ornamented borders and title. Spine with five raised bands, compartmens with gilt vignettes and title. Inner dentelles. Endpapers with floral pattern, all edges marbled. Rare first, Spanish publication of the Tertiary and Quaternary fossils of Chile. Nearly all plates show molluscs, of which many are described and illustrated here for the first time. Rudolph Amadeus "Rudolfo Amando" Philippi (1808-1904) was a prominent German malacologist and ornithologist who immigrated to Chile and continued his zoological researched there. He is the author of many important publications in malacology and conchology. Board margins rubbed, spine sunned. Some light soiling and thumbing to a few plate margins, but mostly clean. Nissen ZBI, 3157 (for the German translation). Rare first, Spanish, publication of the fossil shells of Chile