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Systematically arranged shells

Conchyliogie systématique et classification méthodique des coquilles; ...
Paris, F. Schoell, 1808-1810. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 261 woodcut illustrations of shells (most nearly full-page). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine, red ribbon marker. LXXXVII, [1], 409, [1]; [4], 676 pp.
€ 1,950
Scarce work with interesting and well-executed plates, drawn and engraved by the author himself, the French naturalist Pierre Denys de Montfort (1766-1820). With this work the author wanted to ease ''the study of shells and their arrangement in the cabinet'' (Junk). A third volume, covering the Dissivalves, Multivalves and Bivalves, was planned but never published.
Spines damaged and covers used but inside clean. Study of shells in fine condition. BMC NH, p. 1340; Dance 87; Junk, Thesaurus (Cat 278)104; Nissen, ZBI 1080.
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