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A large paper copy with proof plates

ADANSON, M. Histoire naturelle de Sénégal. COQUILLAGES.

Paris, chez Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1757. 4to (292 x 222mm). pp. (8), 190, xcvi, 275, with 1 folded engraved map and 19 engraved plates. Conte...

EUR 2,800

The first major work on shells

ALDROVANDI, U. De Reliquis Animalibus exanguibus libri quatuor, post mortem eius editi: Nempe de Mollibus, Crustaceis, Testaceis, et Zoophytis...

Bononiae, J.B. Ferroni, 1642. Folio (355 x 232mm). pp. (8, including one blank leaf)), 593, (29), including an engraved allegorical title and about...

EUR 3,900

ALTEN, J.W. VON. Systematische Abhandlung über die Erd- und Flussconchilien welche um Augsburg und der umliegenden Gegend gefunden werden. Als ein Beytrag zur vaterländischen Naturgeschichte.

Augsburg, Gedruckt auf Kosten des Verfasser, 1812. 8vo (210 x 135mm). pp. xvi, 120, with 14 hand-coloured engraved plates. Recent cloth, spine with...

EUR 2,200

BARRANDE, J. Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. II. CEPHALOPODES. Planches 1 à 244. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1872. 2 volumes. Larg...

EUR 1,500

BARRANDE, J. Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. V. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES BRACHIOPODES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1879. 2 ...

EUR 1,300

BARRANDE, J. Systême silurien du centre de la Bohême.

Ière Partie: RECHERCHES PALEONTOLOGIQUES. Vol. VI. CLASSE DES MOLLUSQUES. ORDRE DES ACEPHALES. Prague/Paris, chez l'auteur et éditeur, 1881. 4 vo...

EUR 2,200

Amos Binney (1803-1847) and William G. Binney (1825-1909) are two scientists who played significant roles in 19th century conchology

BINNEY, A. & BINNEY, W.G. Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and the adjacent territories of North America: described and illustrated by Amos Binney. Edited by August A. Gould.

Boston, Charles C. Little/ Cambridge, printed for the Museum, 1851-1892. 5 volumes and 4 supplements bound in 7. 8vo (232 x 145mm). With 237 (83 ha...

EUR 7,500

The cuts include the famous 'monk' and 'bishop' sea monster

BOUSSUET, F. De Natura Aquatilivm Carmen.

In vniuersam Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... quam de Piscibus marinis scripsit historiam: Cum viuis eorum imagnibus, Opusculu nunc primum in luce emissum. ...

EUR 4,000

The engraved plates show 123 figures, mostly shells

BRANDER, G. Fossilia Hantoniensia collecta, et in Musaeo Britannico deposita.

Londini 1766. 4to (270 x 215mm). pp. (2), vi, 43, with 9 engraved plates and 1 engraved title vignette. Contemporary marbled boards, later half cal...

EUR 1,800

This voyage was especially significant for the natural history data collected

BRENCHLEY, J.L. Jottings during the cruise of H.M.S. Curaçoa among the South Sea Islands in 1865.

London, Longmans, Green, and Co., 1873. Large 8vo (255 x 175 mm). pp. xxviii, 487, with 1 folded coloured frontispiece, 58 plates of which 42 handc...

EUR 1,900

BROOKES, S. An introduction to the study of Conchology: including observations on the Linnaean genera, and on the arrangement of M. Lamarck; a glossary, and a table of English names.

London, printed for J. & A. Arch, 1815. 4to (267 x 210mm). pp. vii, (1), 164, with 11 (9 handcoloured) engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly g...

EUR 900

Every shell, as far as possible, has been drawn from Nature, and generally from the largest and most beautiful specimens

BROWN, T. Illustrations of the recent Conchology of Great Britain and Ireland, with the description and localities of all the species, marine, land, and fresh-water.

Second edition, greatly enlarged. London, Smith, Elder, and Co., (1844). Folio (315 x 255mm). pp. xiii, (1), 144, with 62 hand-coloured engraved pl...

EUR 1,500

one of the early scientific works making use of original photographs

BUCQUOY, E., DAUTZENBERG, PH. & DOLLFUS, G. Les Mollusques Marins du Roussillon.

Paris, J.B. Baillière & Fils, et chez les auteurs, 1882-1892. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. With 165 plates. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt lettere...

EUR 1,800

the first book dealing exclusively with shells

BUONANNI, F. Recreatio Mentis et Oculi in observatione Animalium Testaceorum curiosis naturae inspectoribus ... nunc denuò ab eodem Latine oblata, centum additis Testaceorum Iconibus ...

Romae, Typographia Varesii, 1684. 4to (220 x 160 mm). 2 parts (in one volume). pp. (16), 270, (10),with engraved frontispiece, 7 engraved plates to...

EUR 4,500

A special section is devoted to shells, 48 beautifully engraved plates depicting 412 specimens

BUONANNI, P. Musaeum Kircherianum sive Musaeum A.P. Athanasio Kirchero in Collegio Romano Societatis Jesu iam pridem incoeptum nuper restitutum, auctum, descriptum, & Iconibus illustratum.

Romae, Typis G. Plachi, 1709. Folio (357 x 245mm). pp. (xii), 522, including the portrait frontispiece and 172 engraved plates. Contemporary vellum...

EUR 7,500

French translations by a famous French conchologist of important publications on conchology in the English language

CHENU, J.C. Bibliothèque Conchyliologiques.

Series I-II (all publ). Paris, A. Franck, 1845-1846. 5 volumes. Small-4to (260 x 170mm). With 195 lithographed or engraved plates. Publisher's blue...

EUR 3,900

CHENU, J.C. Leçons élémentaires d'histoire naturelle comprenant un aperçu sur toute la zoologie et un traité de Conchyliologie.

Paris, Dauvin et Fontaines/ J.J. Dubochet, le Chevalier, 1847. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxxvii, 284, with 863 figures in the text and 12 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 250

CHENU, J.C. Leçons élémentaires d'histoire naturelle comprenant un aperçu sur toute la zoologie et un traité de Conchyliologie.

Paris, Dauvin et Fontaines/ J.J. Dubochet, le Chevalier, 1847. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxxvii, 284, with 863 figures in the text and 12 handcoloured engrav...

EUR 250

CHENU, J.C. Manuel de Conchyliologie et de Paléontologie Conchyliologique.

Paris, Masson, 1859-1862. 2 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. vii, 508, with 3707 (some coloured) figures; pp. (6), 327, with 1236 figures. Recent black half...

EUR 450

CLERCK, C. (Ed.) Nomenclator extemporaneus rerum naturalium: Plantarum, Insectorum. Conchyliorum, secundum Systema Naturae Linnaeanum.

Stockholm, typis L.L. Grefingii, 1759. 8vo (220 x 122mm). pp. (4), 67, (13). New blue wrappers.

EUR 450

COSTA, E.M. DA. Historia Naturalis Testaceorum Britanniae, or, the British Conchology; containing the descriptions and other particulars of natural history of the shells of Great Britain andIreland.

La Conchologie Britannique. London, printed for the Author..., 1778. 4to. pp. xii, (2), 254, viii, with 17 engraved plates. Recent half brown moroc...

EUR 1,400

Copies of the above survey of the animal kingdom of Southern Italy are extremely rare

COSTA, O.G & COSTA, A. Fauna del regno di Napoli, ossia enumerazione di tutti gli animali?

Napoli, Tramater, (1829) 1832-1859. 11 volumes. 4to (270 x 220mm). With 377 mostly hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half vellum, gilt ornamente...

EUR 25,000

CROSSE, H. Faune malacologique terrestre et fluviatile de la Nouvelle-Calédonie et de ses dépendances.

Paris, chez H. Crosse, 1894. 8vo. pp. 317, with 4 handcoloured lithographed plates. Attractive recent half blue calf, richly gilt spine.

EUR 750

The work shows first depictions of butterflies and insects collected during the first Cook voyage

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

DUNKER, W. Index Molluscorum Maris Japonici.

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...

EUR 2,500

early work on the shells of Guinea (West Africa)

DUNKER, W. Index Molluscorum quae in itinere ad Guineam inferiorem collegit Georgius Tams.

Cassellis Cattorum, T. Fischer, 1853. 4to (277 x 215mm). pp. (vi), 74 with 10 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Later blue cloth with gilt letterr...

EUR 1,200

very scarce pioneer work on the mollusca of Japan

DUNKER, W. Mollusca Japonica descripta et tabulis tribus iconum.

Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1861. 4to. pp. iv, 36, (3), with 3 handcoloured lithographed plates. Recent half calf, calf gilt-lettered label on frontc...

EUR 1,200

ENCYCLOPÉDIE OU DICTIONNAIRE RAISONNÉ DES SCIENCES, DES ARTS ET DES MÉTIERS... Publié par Diderot et d'Alembert: 46 planches d'Histoire Naturelle.

Paris 1762(?). Folio (430 x 280mm). 43 fine engraved plates and descriptive text. Recent half calf,spine with gilt lettered red label.

EUR 1,500

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio. With 247 engraved plates, almost all printed incolours and finished by hand. Recent red half m...

EUR 15,500

one of the finest examples of French colour-printing by Langlois

FÉRUSSAC, A. DE. & DESHAYES, G.P. Histoire Naturelle générale et particulière des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles ...

Paris, J.B. Baillière, 1820-1851. 4 volumes. Folio (430 x 300mm). pp. viii, 402; (4), xvi, 1-184 (60 pages of 96 bis), 260, 22 (explication des pl...

EUR 22,000

rare and early work on Foraminifera

FISCHER, P. & GOSSE, H. Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatamala.

Paris (1870-) 1902. 4to. Only 28 (of 46) plates of which 22 beautifully handcoloured. Recent blue half calf, richly decorated spine.

EUR 450

La faune malacologique du Mexique et du Guatemala est une des plus intéressantes de l'Amérique

FISCHER, P. & GOSSE, H. Études sur les Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles du Mexique et du Guatemala.

Paris, Imprimerie Nationale, (1870)-1902. 3 volumes (2 text vols & atlas). Folio (345 x 255mm). pp.(4), 702; pp. (6), 731; pp. (6), with 72 lithogr...

EUR 6,500

FORBES, E. & HANLEY, S. A history of British Mollusca, and their shells.

London, J. van Voorst, 1853. 4 volumes. Royal-8vo. pp. lxxx, 486; viii, 557, (1); x, 616; vi, 301, (1), with 203 lithographed plates. Original clot...

EUR 1,300

The present work shows Gualtieri's collection and is one of the most curious and beautiful books on shells ever published

GUALTIERI, N. Index Testarum Conchyliorum quae adservantur in Museo Nicolai Gualtieri... et methodice distributae exhibentur tabulae CX.

Florence, C. Albizzini, 1742. Folio (464 x 325mm). pp xxiii [including frontispiece], (1); ff. 126,with engraved frontispiece, portrait, 110 number...

EUR 7,000

HEUDE, P.M. Notes sur les mollusques terrestres de la vallée du Fleuve Blue.

Chang-Hai (1882). Folio. pp. (4), 87, with 10 lithographed plates. Recent brown half calf, spine with 5 raised bands, gilt lines and lettering.

EUR 850

HEUDE, R.P. Conchyliologie fluviatile de la province de Nanking (et la Chine Centrale), fasc.

I-VI, VIII-IX. Paris, F. Savy, 1875-1885. 4to. 8 parts. With 62 lithographed plates and descriptivetext. Original printed wrappers.

EUR 800

JEFFREYS, J.G. 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 li...

EUR 900

one of the most beautiful shell books ever made

KIENER, L.C. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les découvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834)-1880. 11 volumes (bound in 12). Royal-8vo (240 x 160mm). With 902 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Contempora...

EUR 22,000

one of the most beautiful shell books ever made

KIENER, L.C. Spécies Général et Iconographie des Coquilles Vivantes, comprenant la collection du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris, la collection Lamarck, celle du Prince Masséna et les découvertes récentes des Voyageurs.

Paris, Rousseau/ Baillière, (1834)-1880. 11 volumes. Royal-8vo (240 x 155mm). With 903 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Later half blue calf, s...

EUR 16,000

The beautiful plates are all engraved by Nodder and depict a great number of new species

LEACH, W.E. The Zoological Miscellany, being descriptions of new and interesting animals.

London, R.P. Nodder & Son, 1814-1817. 3 volumes. 8vo (250 x 155mm). pp. 144; 154, (8); (6), 152, with 150 handcoloured engraved plates. Contemporar...

EUR 2,800

Already in 1916 Dr. W. Junk stated: 'Jetzt fast unauffindbar' and in his '5o Jahre Antiquar' he calls it a 'Rarissimum'

LINNAEUS, C. Mantissa Plantarum altera generum editionis VI. & specierum editionis II.

Holmiae, L. Salvii, 1771. pp. (6), 143-588. Contemporary half calf, gilt ornamented spine with giltlettered label.

EUR 4,000

describes the famous natural history cabinet of the Swedish Queen

LINNAEUS, C. Museum S(veci)ae R(egin)ae M(ajes)tis Ludovicae Ulricae Reginae Svecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque &c. &c. &c. In quo Animalia Rariora, Exotica, imprimis Insecta & Conchilia describuntur &

determinantur prodromi instar editum. Holmiae, L. Salius, 1764. (together with:) Museum ... AdolphiFriderici Regis Svecorum ... in quo Animalia Rar...

EUR 2,800

The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells

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

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

EUR 4,000

A fine large paper copy of the scarce second edition, edited by Huddesford, of the first great English work on Conchology

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. Folio (378 x 240mm). pp. iv, 6, 7, (4), 12, 77,with 439 engraved plates (depicting 1083 figures...

EUR 12,000

A superbly bound large paper copy

LISTER, M. Historiae sive synopsis methodicae Conchyliorum et tabularum anatomicarum.

Editio altera. Oxonii, typogr. Clarendoniano, 1770. 4 parts & appendix (bound in 1 volume). Folio (365 x 245mm). pp. iv, (4), 12, 77, 6, 7, with 43...

EUR 28,000

portraying marine shells from all over the world including shells from Cook's voyage into the Pacific

MARTINI, F.H. & CHEMNITZ, J.H. Neues systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet.

Nürnberg, G.N. Raspe, 1769-1795. 11 volumes (including the Index volume by Schröter). 4to (395 x 235mm). With 1 hand-coloured engraved frontispie...

EUR 35,000

one of the rarest and most important of all shell iconographies

MARTINI, F.H. & CHEMNITZ, J.H. Systematisches Conchylien-Cabinet. Neu hrsg. u. vervollständigt von H.C. Küster. Nach dessen Tode fortges. von Wilh. Kobelt und H.C. Weinkauff.

Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1837-1920. 23 volumes. 4to (270 x 215mm). With 1533 engraved or lithographed plates almost all finely hand-coloured (5 pl...

EUR 18,000

One of the most beautiful of all shell books, containing exquisite renderings of shells collected on Cook's three voyages

MARTYN, T. The Universal Conchologist, exhibiting the Figure of every known Shell, accurately drawn and painted after Nature: with a new systematic arrangement by the Author ... London,sold at his house no.

16 Great Malborough Street, (1784-) 1789. 2 volumes bound in one. Large 4to (345 x 280mm). With handcoloured engraved frontispiece of a shell withi...

EUR 28,000

MEYER, H.A. & MOEBIUS, K. Fauna der Kieler Bucht. Erster Band: Die Hinterkiemer oder Opisthobranchia.

Leipzig, W. Engelmann, 1865. Large-4to. pp. xxx, 88, with 26 (20 coloured) plates. Contemporary half cloth.

EUR 250

MONTAGU, G. Testacea Britannica ou Histoire Naturelle des Coquilles marines, fluviatiles et terrestres d'Angleterre.

Ouvrage traduit de l'Anglais. Paris, A. Franck, 1846. Royal-8vo (250 x 165mm). pp. xix, 364, with 14 lithographed plates. Publisher's printed boards.

EUR 700

NOVARA- REISE DER OESTERREICHISCHEN FREGATTE NOVARA UM DIE ERDE IN DEN JAHREN 1857, 1858, 1859, unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. v. Wüllerstorf-Urbair. ZOOLOGISCHER THEIL.

Wien 1865-1869. 14 parts bound in 9 volumes. 4to (280 x 225mm). With 88 (8 coloured) lithographed plates. Publisher's gilt pictorial cloth (spines ...

EUR 1,800

NYST, P.H. Description des Coquilles et des Polypiers Fossiles des terrains Tertiaires de la Belgique.

Bruxelles, M. Hayze, 1845. 4to (265 x 210mm). pp. 675, (1), 2 index, with 49 fine lithographed plates each with descriptive text leaf. Contempora...

EUR 1,200

OLDROYD, I.S. The Marine Shells of the West Coast of North America.

Stanford, Univerity Press, 1924-27. 2 volumes (bound in 4). Royal-8vo. pp. 247; 297, 304, 339 with 165 plates. Recent red half morocco, gilt decora...

EUR 400

pioneer work on the marine fauna of the Adriatic, especially the Gulf and Lagoons of Venice

OWEN, R. Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) with illustrations of its external form and internal structure.

London, W. Wood, 1832. 4to (285 x 225mm). pp. 68, with 8 plates of which plates 1-7 in two states. Later half calf, spine with red gilt lettered la...

EUR 1,300

early run of this most important paleontological periodical

PALAEONTOGRAPHICA. Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte der Vorwelt. Herausgegeben von Wilh. Dunker und Herm. von Meyer (& K.A. Zittel).

Cassel, Theodor Fischer/ Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, (1846-) 1851-1894. Volumes 1-40. With 1743, mostly lithographed plates of which some tinted, 2 m...

EUR 9,500

The zoological atlas of this famous expedition

PETIT-THOUARS, A. DU. Voyage autour du Monde sur la Frégrate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839. Atlas de Zoologie.

Paris, Gide & Cie, 1846. Folio (540 x 355mm). With 75 engraved plates of which 70 beautifully hand-coloured. Later green cloth, gilt lettered spine.

EUR 7,500

PFEIFFER, L. Novitates Conchologicae.

Series Prima. Mollusca Extramarina./ Beschreibung und Abbildung neuer oder kritischer Land- und Süsswasser-Mollusken (Mit Einschluss der Auriculac...

EUR 950

The fine plates show marine animals of the Adriatic sea such as shells and crustacean

PLANCUS, J. De Conchis minus notis liber cui accessit specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini.

Venetiis, Typis Joannis Baptistae Pasquali, 1739. 4to (260 x 190mm). pp. 88, with woodcut title vignette and 5 engraved folded plates (Together wit...

EUR 3,900

The fine plates show marine animals of the Adriatic sea such as shells and crustacean

PLANCUS, J. De Conchis minus notis liber. Cui accessit Specimen aestus reciproci maris superi ad littus portumque Arimini. Editio altera duplici appendice aucta.

Romae, in aedibus Palladis, 1760. 4to (273 x 205mm). pp. 136, with engraved title-vignette and 24 engraved plates. Contemporary green vellum, spine...

EUR 1,900

Reeve's first major book, foreshadowing his great 'Conchologia Iconica'

REEVE, L. Conchologia Systematica, or complete system of conchology: in which the Lepades and Conchiferous Mollusca are described and classified according to their natural organizationand habits.

London, Longman, Brown, Green & Longman, 1841-1842. 2 volumes. 4to (275 x 210mm). pp. vi, 195; pp. (2), 337. With 1 folded table and 301 handcolour...

EUR 12,000

the most important work on fishes published in the 16th century

RONDELET, G. La première (-seconde) partie de l'histoire entière des Poissons. Composée premierement en Latin... Avec leurs pourtraits au naïf.

Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558. 2 parts in one volume. Folio (278 x 203mm). pp. (12), 418, (14); pp.(4), 181, (1 blank), (10), with woodcut portrait of Ro...

EUR 7,900

the first modern work on tropical fauna

RUMPHIUS, G.E. Thesaurus imaginum Piscium Testaceorum; Quales sunt Cancri, Echini, Echinometra, Stellae Marinae,&c. ut et Conchlearum...

Hagae, P. de Hondt, 1739. Folio (400 x 245mm). pp. (4), 14, 8, with engraved title, engraved portrait of Rumphius and 60 engraved plates. Contempor...

EUR 4,500

The book describes shipworms, wood-boring molluscs

SELLIUS, G. Historia Naturalis Teredinis seu Xylophagi Marini Tubulo-Conchoidis speciatim Belgici.

Trajecti ad Rhenum, H. Besseling, 1733. 4to. pp. (32), 353, (11), (2), with 4 ( 2 hand-coloured) folded engraved plates. Contemporary vellum.

EUR 850

SOWERBY, G.B. A conchological manual.

London, G.B. Sowerby, 1839. 8vo. pp. v, 130, with 1 handcoloured, engraved frontispiece, 2 folded tables and 23 engraved plates. Contemporary green...

EUR 400

SOWERBY, G.B. A Conchological Manual. Fourth edition, considerably enlarged and improved.

London, H.G. Bohn, 1852. 8vo (215 x 132mm). pp. vi, (2), 337, with 2 folded tables and 29 fine handcoloured engraved plates. Publisher's green clot...

EUR 500

G.B. Sowerby (2nd) was the most gifted draughtsman of shells of the Sowerby family

SOWERBY, G.B. The Conchological Illustrations [or coloured figures of all the hitherto unfigured shells].

London, Sowerby, 1832-1841. 8vo (212 x 135mm). With 200 beautifully hand-coloured engraved plates and descriptive text. Contemporary red half moroc...

EUR 5,000

The genus 'Turtonia' was named in his honour

TURTON, W. Conchylia Insularum Britanicarum.

The Shells of the British Islands, systematically arranged. London, M.A. Nattali, (1822). 4to. pp. xlvii, (1), 279, (1), with 20 handcoloured engra...

EUR 1,000

WEINKAUFF, H.C. Die Gattung Oliva.

Nürnberg, Bauer & Raspe, 1878. 2 volumes (text & atlas). 4to (275 x 205mm). pp. (4), 172, with 42 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary...

EUR 1,500

The 2 fine plates are by Leitner after Gedan and show shells from New Zealand, New Holland, Falklands and Straits of Magellan

ZORN VON PLOBSHEIM, F.A. Beschreibung der auf den Tafeln No. I und II abgebildeten Conchylien, nebst dem Verzeichniss aller derjenigen sogenannten südländischen Conchylien, die in der gesellschaftlichen Sammlung befindlich sind.

Danzig, Wedel, 1778. 4to (232 x 195mm). pp. 247-288, with 2 fine hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary calf, richly gilt decorates spine, wit...

EUR 4,800