Leach, William Elford, 1790-1836
Brown, Thomas, 1785-1862
Edinburgh :Encyclopaedia Britannica,1810?
Extracted from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, probably from the 4th ed. (1810).
Article tentatively attributed to William Elford Leach and Thomas Brown. See A.S. Kennard and B.B. Woodward, Synonymy of the British non-marine mollusca (1926), pp. 370, 377.
The leaves of plates are numbered CLII-CLV and are signed by the engraver A. Bell.
Text printed in double columns.
Contents: Introduction -- Chap. I. History of conchology -- Chap. II. Of the animals which inhabit shells -- Chap. III. Of the terms which are employed in describing shells -- Chap. IV. Classification of shells -- Chap. V. Of the constituent parts of shells, &c. -- Chap. VI. Of the habitation of testaceous animals, methods of fishing, collecting, &c. -- Explanation of plates -- Index -- Plates.
QL403 .C66 1810
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