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Conchology, or, The natural history of shells
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Conchology, or, The natural history of shells : containing a new arrangement of the genera and species, illustrated by coloured engravings executed from the natural specimens, and including the latest discoveries

Title Variants

Alternative: Natural history of shells

By

Perry, George

Clarke, John, ca 1815 , engraver.

Type

Book

Material

Published material

Publication info

London :W. Miller,[1811].

Notes

" The plates are engraved, and coloured after the original drawings, by Mr. John Clarke" --P. 4 (2nd group).

Each leaf of plates has a facing leaf with descriptive letterpress printed on the recto side only. These letterpress leaves are included in the pagination statement.

Several errors occur in the numbering of the plates: plate 5 is misnumbered as 3; plate 6 is misnumbered as 4; plate 23 is misnumbered as 5; and plate 54 is misnumbered as 3.

For a description of some of the different printings of this work identified on the basis of watermarks, see "Miscellaneous notes" by A. Tindell Hopwood in Proc. Malac. Soc. London, v. 26 (1944/45), p. 152-153. Hopwood writes of this work, "Were it not for the fact that Perry introduced a number of new names, the volume would have been forgotten long ago, except as a curiosity."

Nissen, C. Zoologische Buchillustration, | 1:3134

Subjects

Mollusks , Pictorial works , Shells

Call Number

QL404 .P46

Language

English

Identifiers

LCCN: 06022028 //r86
OCLC: 3453731

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.64363

 

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