DUNKER, W.

Index Molluscorum Maris Japonici.

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Kassel, Fischer, 1882. Large-4to (290 x 220mm). pp. vii, (1), 301, (1), with 16 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later blue cloth, spine with red gilt lettered label.

The most comprehensive work on this subject published in the 19th century

Rare work on Japanese marine shells. The most comprehensive work on this subject published in the 19th century. It was published 8 years after Lischke's 'Japanische Meeres-Conchylien'. Wilhelm Dunker (1809-1885; German professor of geology and palaeontology in Marburg) is well-known by the fact that he commenced (together with H. von Meyer) the famous periodical "Paleontographica" in 1846. A fine copy.

Nissen ZBI, 1207.