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Einleitung in die Conchylienkenntniss nach Linne.
1783. Halle, J.G. Gebauer, 1783-1786. 3 volumes. 8vo (200 x 115mm). (I:) pp. xxxii, 860, (2), with 3 large engraved folding plates; (II:) viii, 726, with 4 folding plates, of which one large; (III:) pp. xvi, 596, with 2 engraved large folding plates. Contemporary vellum, spines with old lettering. A beautifully preserved copy. The excellent plates are drawn and engraved by Capieux. "The 'Einleitung' was supposed to contain descriptions and synonymies of every known shelled mollusc, an ambitious project at any time, but it supplied figures of only a few ..." (Dance. Hist. of Shell Collecting p. 50). Nissen ZBI, 3756..
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