Woods, H.

A monograph of the cretaceous Lamellibranchia of England. Volumes I-II. [Complete].

Published 1899-1913
Item ID 74896

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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.

A fine, complete set of Henry Woods’ magnum opus on the generally well-preserved bivalve faunas of the British Cretaceous period. The British palaeontologist Henry Woods (1868-1952) lectured at Cambridge. "In 1940 Woods received the Wollaston Medal and in 1918 the Lyell Medal. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1916" (Wikipedia). Published in nine parts over a long period. Complete sets, and even single parts, are very uncommon. Includes a huge bibliography and index. Spines skilfully renewed. The original titles to the parts are bound in. Zoological Society of London (their small, oval stamp in the lower margin of the title pages; a few with acquisition date). Inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper by the palaeontologist Dr Jeffrey D. Stilwell, dated October 29, 1999. Internally very good, clean. Nissen ZBI, 4462.

A most essential work on the bivalves of Cretaceous Europe

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