Illustrated Index of British Shells Containing Figures of All the Recent Species with Names and Information. G. B. Sowerby.
Illustrated Index of British Shells Containing Figures of All the Recent Species with Names and Information

Illustrated Index of British Shells Containing Figures of All the Recent Species with Names and Information

London: Simpkin and Marshall, 1858. First Edition. Quarto. Item #027262

As Sowerby noted the work contains 700 figures on 24 plates with each item hand colored each with a printed explanatory leaf, and all with original tissue guards. Orig. gilt & blind stamped red pebbled cloth. On front endpaper is seal of Sowerby's shop and bound in at rear is a leaf of advertisements for Sowerby's natural history supply business. Bound in red embossed cloth lettered in gilt, spine plain, some staining to cloth, corners bumped, contemporary owner's name. A very nice copy.

Price: $525.00

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