Locard, [E. A.] A.

Prodrome de malacologie française. Catalogue général des mollusques vivants de France. Mollusques terrestres, des eaux douces et des eaux saumâtres. [AND] Mollusques marins.

Published 1882-1886
Item ID 75267

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Lyon, Henri Georg, Paris, J. B. Baillière, 1882-1886. In two volumes. Large 8vo (27.0 x 18.6 cm). 1,256 pp. [vi, 462; x, 778]. Uniform half-morocco over marbled boards. Spines with five raised bands; compartment with gilt vignettes and titles. Marbled endpapers.

An attractively bound set of this important but seldom-seen contribution to the malacofauna of France. Written by the French malacologist and 'Nouvelle École' adept, Étienne Alexandre Arnould Locard (1841-1904). Many new species are included. A former owner counted the number of species included by adding a small, neat red number after every species name, coming to a total of 1,498 nominal species. Provenance: stamp of the American malacologist Richard Irwin Johnson (1925-2020) in the top margin of the front free endpapers and titles. Fore edges uncut. Minimal wear to spine and corners, few spots. A fine set.

An attractively bound set in a fine condition

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