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The mineral conchology of Great Britain
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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

Title Variants

Alternative: Coloured figures and descriptions of those remains of testaceous animals or shells, which have been preserved at various times and depths in the earth

Alternative: Sowerby's Mineral conchology

Related Titles

Series: Museum of Comparative Zoology--Biodiversity Heritage Library digitization project.

By

Sowerby, James, 1757-1822

Farey, John, 1766-1826
Meredith, Benjamin, , printer
Sowerby, Charles Edward, 1795-1842
Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871
Taylor, Richard, 1781-1858 , printer
Arding and Merrett, , printer
Arding, W., active 1821- , printer
Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, , bookseller
Sherwood and Co. (London), , bookseller
White and Co. (London), , bookseller

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London :Printed by B. Meredith [etc.],1812-[1846]

Notes

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.

Includes indexes.

Many of the specimens described were later acquired by the British Museum.

Subjects

Great Britain , Mollusks, Fossil , Paleontology , Pictorial works

BHL Collections

Unearthed! Smithsonian Libraries' Paleo Collection

Call Number

QL425.A3 G7

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: 19000402
OCLC: 2842476

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.14408

 

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