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The Elements of Conchology:. Or Natural History of Shells: According to the Linnaean System, With Observations on Modern Arrangements - Illustrated With Nine Colored Plates.

London: Printed for Lackington, Allen & Co. etc. 1816. First Edition. Hardcover. All 9 hand-colored plate pages present, in unusually fine condition. But for the emboss, textblock is effectively "as new". A very handsome copy of this rather scarce work in simply exceptional condition. Very Good [Textblock Fine]. Item #5200 Light shelf/edge wear, small bookseller plate at front pastedown, some pulls to leather, rubbing to spine and hinges, ex libris (only marking are two emboss (one at title page, one at 19/20) and small number stamp at the first text page), hint of lift mark at rear pastedown, several pencil notations in textblock (correcting errors as noted in the errata), else tight, bright and unmarred. Quarterbound, brown leather spine and tips, four raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative elements, color frontispiece. 8vo. vi, 168pp. plus 1 bound in Errata page. Illus. (colored plates).
Price: $950.00     Item #5200