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TESTACEA BRITANNICA; OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH SHELLS, MARINE, LAND, AND FRESH-WATER, INCLUDING THE MOST MINUTE: SYSTEMATICALLY ARRANGED AND EMBELLISHED WITH FIGURES [CT IN 3 VOLS COLOR PLATES]
London: Printed By J. S. Hollis, Romsey; S. Woolmer for J White. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1803-1808. First Edition (?). Hardcover. Mollusks; 4to 11" - 13" tall; TESTACEA BRITANNICA; OR, NATURAL HISTORY OF BRITISH SHELLS, MARINE, LAND, AND FRESH-WATER, INCLUDING THE MOST MINUTE: SYSTEMATICALLY ARRANGED AND EMBELLISHED WITH FIGURES [ct in 3 vols color plates]. This includes the often missing 3rd supplementary volume pubished in 1808. Includes two color frontis plates with foxing. Vol I contents clean. Vols II and II with marginal upper right corner stains well away from any text or plate designs. Colors bright. Bound in full calf leather with vol III sympathetically rebound in full calf. Front cover detached on Vol II. More than 200 hand colored illustrations. Laid in contemproary scholarly notes on sheets of foolscap. Armorial bookplates of TE Royers. Vol I- two laid in sheets of notes, xxxvii, [2], 291 [1] errata bound in; Vol II- [4], 293-606, 16 sheets of colored plates 3 tipped in sheets of notes; Vol III- iv, 1-182, plates 14pp paginated XVI-XXX, 183, errata, ipp notes pencile on end paper. Marine, Land, And Fresh-Water shells. Collated complete with all 30 hand-coloured copper engraved plates and three engraved titles. .
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