The complete writings of Thomas Say, on the conchology of the United States


The complete writings of Thomas Say, on the conchology of the United States

Title Variants

Alternative: On the conchology of the United States


Say, Thomas, 1787-1834 , author,

Binney, W. G. (William Greene), 1833-1909 , editor
Say, Lucy Way Sistare, 1801-1886 , illustrator
Lesueur, Charles Alexandre, 1778-1846 , illustrator
Tiebout, Cornelius, 1777-1832 , engraver
Lyon, Lyman, 1833 or 1834 , engraver
Walker, James , engraver
Koehler, Otto, active 1820-1860 , lithographer
Baillière, Hippolyte, , publisher
J.-B. Baillière et fils, , publisher
Bailly-Baillière e hijos (Firm), , publisher




Published material

Publication info

New York, H. Bailliere, 1858


"Contains all the writings of Mr. Say on recent conchology, excepting his 'Glossary of conchology', and 'List of exotic shells in my cabinet'."--Preface, page [iii]

"The plates include all the figures ever published by Mr. Say. Plates 1 to 68, inclusive, have been printed from the original coppers of the 'American Conchology.' Plates 69, 70, 71, 72, are fac similes of the plates of Nicholson<U+2019>s Encyclopedia. On plate 70 will also be found fac similes of the figures of Modiola opifex, from the Journal of the Academy. Plates 73 and 74 are printed from the original copper-plates of Long<U+2019>s Expedition, which have been purchased by Mr. Baillière. Plate 75 is now for the first time published from a copper-plate prepared by Mr. Say." -- Preface, pages [iii]-iv

Plates chiefly illustrated by Mrs. Lucy Way Sistare Say; plates 51 and 52 illustrated by C.A. Lesueur; and plates 69-72 illustrated by T. Say. Engravers include C. Tiebout; L. Lyon; O. Köhler [lithographer]; and J. Walker

Stipple-engraved plates are hand-colored

"List of works containing the conchological writings of Thomas Say": pages [v]-vi

Plate 73 is also numbered as 14, and plate 74 is also numbered as 15; the final plate [75] is numbered as 2

Errata: page 236


Mollusks , Pictorial works , United States

BHL Collections

Women in Natural History

Call Number

QL411 .S33




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.9158
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/06019288
OCLC: 4880166


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