Wien, Hof- und Staatsdruckerei (Alfred Hölder), 1914. Large 4to (30.4 x 23.2). 120 pp.; 18 plates, one coloured map. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards. Gilt lettering on the spine. Patterned endpapers.
A beautifully produced monograph on malacology of the Balkans published in the Denkschriften of the Academy of Sciences in Vienna. Contains the descriptions and excellent figures of many new and little-known species. Small stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the title page, and another one, "Royer" on the opposite front pastedown. Perhaps the stamp of the German malacologist Johannes Royer (1880-1955). Some wear to hinges (cover partly split) and spine ends and corners; otherwise a very good, clean copy. A very scarce work, especially when bound.