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SA Auction #102 begins on 06 Oct 2022

US Auction #13 begins on 02 Nov 2022

G.B. SOWERBY, J.M. BRAGA, M.W.K CONNOLLY, W.E. COLLINGE and others.

[A collection of 15 malacological works, off-prints or extracts in 12 volumes]

the majority of African interest but including a small group by G.W. Sowerby on subjects other than African Mollusca.

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G.B. SOWERBY, J.M. BRAGA, M.W.K CONNOLLY, W.E. COLLINGE and others.

[A collection of 15 works, off-prints or extracts in 12 volumes, the majority of African interest but including a small group by G.W. Sowerby on subjects other than African Mollusca].

[comprising:]

1.-3.George Brettingham SOWERBY III (1843-1921). Cape of Good Hope. Department of Agriculture. Marine investigations in South Africa. Description of a new South African marine gasteropod. Cape Town: 1898. (Plate present in photocopied facsimile only). Original olive paper wrappers. Provenance: William James Clench (signed, and with note ‘From J.[ohn] Farquhar’); [bound with:] Cape of Good Hope … Mollusca of South Africa. Cape Town: 1902. 1 lithographed plate. Original olive paper wrappers. Provenance: Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK (library stamps); [and:] :] Cape of Good Hope … Mollusca of South Africa. Cape Town: 1903. 3 lithographed plates. Original grey paper wrappers. Provenance: Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, UK (library stamps). 3 works in one volume, octavo. Stapled into cream wrappers.

4.Jose Maris BRAGA (1892-1972). [Wrapper title:] Materias para o estudo da fauna malcologica de Maocambique. Porto, Portugal: 1956. Octavo. 14pp. of half-tone plates. Original blue paper wrappers. Provenance: author’s presentation inscription to blue upper wrapper.

5.Matthew William Kemble CONNOLLY (1872-1947). [Drop-head title:] Notes on South African Mollusca. [Cape Town: 1915?]. 4 lithographed plates (2 tinted). Extract from vol. 13 of the ‘ Annals of the South African Museum’.

6.Walter Edward COLLINGE (1867-1947). [Drop-head title:] Annals of the South African Museum. … On a collection of Slugs from South Africa, with descriptions of some new species. [London: 1900]. 2 tinted plates. [bound with:] ). [Drop-head title:] On a further collection of South African Slugs, with a checklist of known species. [London: 1901]. 1 tinted plate. 2 works in one volume, octavo. Each in original orange paper wrappers, both stapled into a single cream paper wrapper. Provenance: Conchological Society (ink stamps).

7.-15.[9 works, off-prints or extracts, in 8 volumes. See images for a selection]. (15 in 12 volumes)

RIJ 138, 286, 548, 856, 857, 1089, 1247, 1260, 1268, 1269, 1354, 1408

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: Various
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
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