ILLUSTRATED INDEX OF BRITISH SHELLS
by G.B. Sowerby
Illustrated by G.B. Sowerby
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 2nd. 1887
Almost very good condition. Containing Figures Of All The Recent Species, With Names and Other Information. Habits and localities, range of depth of marine species and comparative abundance. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 26 tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates depicting 668 species. Red cloth, gilt title to front cover, embossed decorative borders to covers. All edges gilt.
Spine and corners bumped and worn with small tear in cloth at base of spine. Covers darkened at edges and on spine. Front hinge cracked. Inscription in ink on verso of front endpaper. All plates present. One tissue guard detached. Foxing to tissue guards. Plates clean except for a very few which have minor foxing at the edges. A bright copy.
Stock no. 1208607