Japanische Meeres-Conchylien. Ein Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Mollusken Japan's, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf die geographische Verbreitung derselben.

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Cassel, Theodor Fischer, 1869-1874. 3 volumes. 4to (290 x 225mm). pp. (4), 192; (4), 184; 123, with37 fine handcoloured lithographed plates. Contemporary half calf (a bit rubbed).

The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells

The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells. Published 8 years after Dunker's pioneering work 'Mollusca Japonica', a small work with 36 pages and 3 plates. The first volume of Lischke's work is dedicated to him. Apart from shells collected by von Siebold of which only a small number was described by von Martens in the 'Malakozoologischen Blätter', the shells described in Perry's 'Narrative of the Expedition of an American squadron to the China Seas and Japan' and the above mentioned work by Dunker, very little was known of Japan's rich shell fauna. The colouring of the plates is beautiful showing sometimes one shell to more than 20 on a plate. Volume II with some light staining at the lower margin.

Provenance: Name of P. Leop. Hacker on titles.

Nissen ZBI, 2423.