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6 April 2011
SOWERBY, James (1757-1822) and James de Carle SOWERBY (1787-1871). The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, or coloured Figures and Descriptions of those remains of Testaeous Animals or Shells, which have been preserved at various Times and Depths in the Earth. London: printed by Benjamin Meredith for the author, 1812[-1815]. Volume I only (of 6), 8° (255 x 150mm). 103 hand-coloured engraved plates (2 folding). (Occasional very light scattered spotting, title trimmed at head and with very small repair to lower corner, f.f.e.p and last two text leaves before index with large diagonal corner sections removed without loss of text.) Modern tan half morocco, uncut.
'THE FIRST WORK TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE ILLUSTRATIONS OF FOSSILS FROM ALL PARTS OF THE BRITISH ISLES' (Cleevely, 'The Sowerbys, the Mineral Conchology, and their fossil collection' in J. Soc. Biblphy nat. Hist. (1974) 6 (6): 418-481). Nissen ZBI 3917.
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