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James (1756) Sowerby (1756 - 1822)

Lot 206: SOWERBY, James (1757-1822) and James de Carle SOWERBY (1787-1871). The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, or coloured Figures and Descriptions of those remains of Testaeous Animals or Shells, which have been preserved at various Times and

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June 19, 2007
New York, NY, US

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SOWERBY, James (1757-1822) and James de Carle SOWERBY (1787-1871). The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain, or coloured Figures and Descriptions of those remains of Testaeous Animals or Shells, which have been preserved at various Times and Depths in the Earth. London: printed by Benjamin Meredith (vol.1) and Arding and Merrett (vol. 2), 1812-1818. 2 volumes (of 6), 8 o (235 x 145 mm). 205 hand-colored engraved plates (a few folding). 19th-century half morocco and marbled boards, spines gilt-lettered (some light rubbing to sides). FIRST EDITION. The complete work was published between 1812-1829 with the last unfinished seventh volume in 1846. Nissen ZBI 3917. (2)

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