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SA Auction #102 begins on 06 Oct 2022

US Auction #13 begins on 02 Nov 2022

Laurent Guillaume de KONINCK (1809-1887, collection).

[A group of five malacological works, bound in four volumes, with lozenge-shaped labels to the bindings]

From Laurent Guillaume de Koninck's library, sold to the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard

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Laurent Guillaume de KONINCK (1809-1887, collection).

[A group of five malacological works, bound in four volumes, bound in the 19th-century in cloth or leather-backed marbled paper-covered boards, each upper cover with a distinctive lozenge-shaped label, lettered in gilt, spines lettered in gilt – three of them with ‘L.De K.’ ].  Provenance: Laurent Guillaume de Koninck (bindings, sold via Louis Agassiz to); The Museum of Comparative Zoology (bookplate, with accession numbers). 


1.Pierre-Joseph van BENEDEN (1809-1894). Memoire sur le Dreissana, nouveau genre de la famille des Mytilacees, avec l’anatomie et la description de deux especes. [Brussels: 18357]. Octavo. 1 lithograph. Early paper wrappers bound in. Provenance: Louis Stoffels (presentation inscription from the author, ex libris inscription by Stoffels?);‘654’ accession number. Off-print. The provenance is apt as de Koninck apprenticed himself to Stoffels.

2.&3.Pierre-Joseph van BENEDEN (1809-1894). Description d’une nouvelle espece du genre Dreissena. [Brussels: 1837]. 1 hand-colored lithograph; Drop-head title:] Response aux observations critique de M. Cantraine, sur le genre Dreissena. [Brussels: 1838]. 2 works in one, small octavo. Provenance: ‘657 bis’ accession number. Off-prints.

4.John Harcourt BLOFELD, & Edward FORBES. Notes on St. Helena. … On the Extinct Land-Shellsof St. Helena. London: August 1852. Octavo. Lithographed plate. Early paper wrappers bound in. Provenance: presentation inscription ‘M. de Koninck / with the authors / best reg.’; ‘1759’ accession number. Off-print.

5.Sven Ludvig LOVEN (1809-1895) [Om tungans bevapning hos mollusker. Stockholm: 1847]. Octavo. 5 lithographed plates (4 folding). Provenance: presentation inscription ‘Mr le Professeur de Koningk [sic.] / a Liege / homage de l’auteur’, ‘859’ accession number. Off-print. (5 works in 4 volumes)

RIJ 75, 76, 591, 1095

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: Various
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