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Molluscs collected by the Prince of Monaco during expeditions to the northern Atlantic

[ALBERT I of Monaco]. DAUTZENBERG, Philippe & Henri FISCHER.
Mollusques provenant des campagnes de l'Hirondelle et de la Princesse-Alice dans les Mers du Nord.
Monaco, Imprimerie de Monaco, 1912. Large 4to (34 x 26.5 cm). With 2 maps and 11 coloured plates. Modern cloth. [3], [1 blank], 629, [1 blank], [1] pp.
€ 600
First and only edition of fascicule XXXVII, devoted to molluscs, of the scientific results of most of the 28 oceanographic cruises completed by Prince Albert I of Monaco (1848-1922) between 1885 and 1915. Fascicule XXXVII describes the molluscs found during the cruises of 1887, 1898, 1899, 1904, 1906 and 1907, during which the ships Hirondelle I, Princesse Alice I and Princesse Alice II travelled to Newfoundland, Iceland, the North Sea and the coasts of Norway and Svalbard. The findings were described in exquisite detail by the malacologists Philippe Dautzenberg (1849-1935) and Henri Fischer (1865-1916). As befits a publication by a scientist who never lacked funding, the Mollusques monograph is beautifully printed on high quality paper and illustrated with beautiful colour-printed illustrations.
With a few minor spots and the text pages next to the plates discoloured due to the ink and paper used for the plates; a very good copy. For Albert of Monaco: Adler, Neptunes laboratory, pp. 60-73; DSB I, pp. 92-93; not in: Arctic bibliography.
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