30 April 2008
REEVE, Lovell Augustus (1814-1865) Conchologia Systematica, or Complete System of Conchology: In which the Lepades and Conchiferous Mollusca are described and classified according to their natural organization and habits. London: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans, 1841-1842.
2 volumes, 4° (272 x 202mm). Folding table and 300 coloured plates. (Variable light spotting to plates and text at beginning of vol. II) Contemporary panelled calf, boards with outer border of double gilt fillets, spines with elaborate gilt centrepieces, marbled edges and endpapers.
FIRST EDITION, WITH BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATIONS OF SHELLS. Nissen ZBI 3332; Dance 240. (2)
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