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PENNANT, T.
British Zoology. Vol. IV. Crustacea, Mollusca, Testacea.
1777. London, B. White, 1777. 4to. pp. (4), vii, (10), 136, with 93 engraved plates and an engraved title vignette. Contemporary green morocco, gilt ornamented spine with red gilt lettered label, sides with gilt border. First 4to edition of a work which consists of 4 volumes. This volume is dedicated to the Dutchess Dowager of Portland. The plates 36 to 92 show shells depicting 163 figures of shells. "Pennant was a representative of the gentleman-naturalists who flourished in the late eighteenth century and who sought to comprehend all of nature" (DSB)..
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