Illustrated Index of British Shells. Containing figures of all the recent species, with names and other information.
Sowerby, G. B.:
Sowerby, and Simpkin and Marshall,
Second edition, revised and enlarged.
16pp preface followed by 26 hand-coloured, guarded plates (all called for), interleaved with an index leaf to each. Engravings and colouring exquisite, with some browning to margins, and mild foxing encroaching slightly on four. First and last few leaves have shallow pink staining (c.5mm) to upper edges. Light soiling to title and final text page, and one or two very minor marks or spots elsewhere. New endpapers. All edges gilt. Quarto, in the original red cloth, decorated in blind and titled in gilt, darkened in one corner, otherwise bright and firm.
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