An Introduction To The Study Of Conchology:
Printed for John and Arthur Arch, 61, Cornhill, By Richard and Arthur Taylor, Shoe Lane.
Including observations on the linnean genera, and on the arrangement of m. lamarck; a glossary, and a table of english names. illustrated with coloured plates. by samuel brookes, f.l.s.
4to. 10.75 x 8.75. vii + [i] + 164 pp. Bound in half calf over original marbled boards; spine later rebacked with raised bands with contrasting maroon morocco title label, gilt. Extremities a little worn and scattered foxing throughout, the plates, however being in a clean condition; otherwise a very good copy. Bookplate. Illustrated by ii engraved plates, 9 of which are hand coloured. A study of the various families of molluscs, with a glossary of Latin terms, by Samuel Brookes, FLS (d.1838). It examines the taxonomic arrangements of the genera, by both Linnaeus and Lamarck (1744-1819, the great French naturalist and taxonomist, who made a study of invertebrate classification, including shells. Beautifully illustrated by hand coloured plates.
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