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Elements of Conchology; an Introduction to the Natural History of Shells and the Animals which form them
London: Published by the Author [Lovell Reeve], 1860 A very good copy of this scarce work in 2 volumes with 62 hand coloured plates by G B Sowerby and Miller. Lovell Reeve was a noted conchologist and publisher.The bindings have been rebacked, adding a new plain spine with gilt titles to the original brown cloth boards with a gilt decoration and the gilt initials ASC (presumably from the original owner) to the front board. The endpapers are new. Vol I: half title; title page 1860; preliminaries i-viii; text 260pp; plates A-H (living animals); plates 1-21 (shells). Plate 9 is a little loose at the bottom gather. Vol II: half title; title page 1860; contents; text pp 1-203 including index; plates I-Q (living animals); plates 22 - 46 (shells - numbering varies from latin to arabic numerals). Bindings in very good condition; contents very clean and bright - occasional spots in Vol I; Vol II with more spotting - mainly to tissue guards, also bottom gutter of Plate XXXIV and slightly on Plate XXXV.
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