A monograph of the testudinata


A monograph of the testudinata

Title Variants

Alternative: Bell's Testudinata

Alternative: Testudinata


Bell, Thomas, 1792-1880

Bell, Jane S. , illustrator
Lear, Edward, 1812-1888 , lithographer
Hullmandel, Charles Joseph, 1789-1850 , printer of plates
Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871 , illustrator
Sowerby, James de Carle, 1787-1871 , Tortoises, terrapins, and turtles drawn from life




Published material

Publication info

London, Printed for Samuel Highley, 32 Fleet Street, [1832-1836?]


Issued incomplete in 8 parts; title from cover of part 1.

"The publisher ran into financial difficulties and production of the parts ceased before the work was completed [e.g., the Introduction ends in mid-sentence]. The unsold parts and unpublished plates were bought by the publisher, Henry Sotheran, and the work was eventually published completely in 1872 as Tortoises, terrapins and turtles"--University of Glasgow online catalog record for this publication.

Imprint of parts 5-7 reads: London : Printed for Samuel Highley, 32 Fleet Street : sold also by J. Halinbourg, 32 Southampton Street, Strand.

The dates of publication are unclear; some sources (e.g. BLC; Nissen) suggest "[1836-1842]" instead.

The plates are signed: J.D.C. Sowerby del.; E. Lear lithog.; Printed by C. Hullmandel. The plate for "Trionyx labiatus" is signed by the illustrator Jane S. Bell.

Page [82] is blank.

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | I, 296

BM (Nat. hist.) | v. 1, p. 129

Text in English, with some descriptions in Latin.


Pictorial works , Turtles

Call Number

QL666.C5 B45 1832




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.151388
OCLC: 54256153


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