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Say, Thomas
AMERICAN CONCHOLOGY, OR DESCRIPTIONS OF THE SHELLS OF NORTH AMERICA. ILLUSTRATED BY COLOURED FIGURES FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS EXECUTED FROM NATURE
New Harmony, In.: Printed at the School Press, 1832. Five parts bound in one volume. [194]pp. plus fifty handcolored engraved plates. [bound with:] A GLOSSARY TO SAY'S CONCHOLOGY. New Harmony, In.: Printed by Richard Beck & James Bennett, 1832. [4],25pp. Later three-quarter calf and marbled boards, spine richly gilt, with the name of collector John Neal stamped in gilt at the foot of the spine. Boards worn at extremities. Trimmed a bit close, not affecting text or images. Intermittent tanning, but the plates are generally quite clean and fresh. Very good. The first five parts of the New Harmony edition of Thomas Say's AMERICAN CONCHOLOGY, here with the rare GLOSSARY TO SAY'S CONCHOLOGY. Say's pioneering work, devoted to American shells, was printed at the School Press at the utopian colony of New Harmony, Indiana. The GLOSSARY, which was issued with the fifth part of the work and present here, is seldom found. The first five parts of Say's work consisted of ten plates each; the first part was issued in 1830, with the second and third parts in 1831, and the fourth and fifth parts and the GLOSSARY in 1832. Two additional parts were issued, in 1834 and 1838; however, in our experience it is not uncommon to find the first five parts only of Say's work, as in the present volume. Say began his career as a naturalist in Philadelphia before 1810. While his first published works were all entomological, he began gathering material on shells at an early date, and supplemented his knowledge with information gathered during numerous expeditions in the United States, including the … [Click Below for Full Description]
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