The mineral conchology of Great Britain; or, Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the earth
Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the earth
Sowerby's Mineral conchology
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Sowerby, James, 1757-1822
Farey, John, 1766-1826
Sowerby, Charles Edward, 1795-1842
Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871
Taylor, Richard, 1781-1858
Arding and Merrett,
Arding, W., active 1821-
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green,
Sherwood and Co. (London),
White and Co. (London),
London, Printed by B. Meredith [etc.], 1812-
Vol. 7 was never completed and was published without t.-p. or index. Plates 643-648 have no descriptions.
Published by subscription in 113 parts.
The work was continued from v.4, by James D.C. Sowerby.
For details about the publication history of this edition, see the article by R.J. Cleevely, "The Sowerbys, Mineral conchology, and their fossil collection" in the Journal of the Society for the Bibliography of Natural History, volume 6 (1974), pages 418-481; and also the article by Cleevely and C.W. Wright, "Authorship and dates of the Sowerbys' Mineral conchology of Great Britain" in the Bulletin of zoological nomenclature volume 42 (1985), pages 64-71.
Vols. 1-4, contain supplementary indexes and notes by J. Farey.
Volume 7 was never completed and was published without title page or index. Plates 643-648 have no descriptions.
The work was continued from volume 4 by James de Carle Sowerby and Charles Edward Sowerby.
Imprint varies. Volume 2 has imprint: London. Printed by Arding and Merrett ... and sold by the author, J. Sowerby ...; Sherwood and Co. ... and by all booksellers in town and country, 1818; volume 3 has imprint: London. Printed by W. Arding ... and sold by the author J. Sowerby ...; Longman and Co. and Sherwood and Co., 1821; volume 4 has imprint: London. Printed by W. Arding ... and sold by J.D.C. and C.E. Sowerby ...; Longman and Co., and Sherwood and Co. ..., 1823; volume 5 and 6 have imprint: London. Printed by Richard Taylor ... and sold by J.D.C. and C.E. Sowerby ... G.B. Sowerby; Longman & Co., and Sherwood and Co., 1825[-1829].
Volumes 1-4 contain supplementary indexes and notes by J. Farey.
Many of the specimens described were later acquired by the British Museum.
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