Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information. G. B. Sowerby.
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.
Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.

Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.

London: Sowerby, and Simpkin and Marshall, 1887. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Hardcover. 16pp Preface and Introduction, followed by the 26 hand-coloured guarded plates, each with a facing index leaf. New endpapers. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt. Some past spill has both marked the top corner of the upper board and stained with its pink the edges (c.5mm) of a few pages at front and back. The chemistry of the tissue guards has had the effect of toning the plates, particularly the margins. There is a little minor foxing, chiefly to the title and the final text page, but there is no internal marking or handling wear. The boards are bright and firm, the spine dulled, scuffed at the ends, with small repairs to the lower joint. Very Good. Item #18871012

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