British Conchology, or an account of the Mollusca which now inhabit the British Isles and the surrounding seas.
London, J. van Voorst, 1904-1869. 5 volumes. 8vo (195 x 125mm). pp. cxiv, 341; xiv, 465; 393; 486; 258, with 147 (107 handcoloured) engraved and lithographed plates. Publisher's cloth, gilt lettering on spines.
The 40 plain plates were never issued coloured. "The Welshman, John Gwyn Jeffreys (1809-1885), author of the British Conchology and for long a leading authority on eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean molluscs, had a remarkably complete collection of shells from British and adjacent seas" (Dance. Shell collecting, p. 217). The first volume is a reissue of the 1862 edition. Nissen ZBI, 2103.
Item nr. 7458
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