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[AMERICA. – a collection of 11 malacological works, mostly off-prints, in 5 volumes].

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[AMERICA. – a collection of 11 malacological works, mostly off-prints, in 5 volumes].


1.-7.Robert Edwards Carter STEARNS (1827-1909). [Drop-head title:] Aboriginal Shell-money. [San Francisco: 1873]. Illustrations. (Vertical creasing). An off-print from the ‘Overland Monthly’; [bound with:] List of Papers contributions to Natural History, etc. chiefly on the Conchology of North America. San Francisco: 1878. Illustrations. (Horizontal creasing, title detached); [and:] [Drop-head title:] The American Naturalist … Remarks on Fossil Shells from the Colorado desert. [N.p.: 1879]. Illustrations. Off-print; [and:] [Drop-head title:] Description of a New Species or Variety of Land Shells from California. [New York: 1879]. Illustrations. Provenance: Merrill E. Champion (signature). Off-print from the ‘Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Sciences’. [and:] Comments upon Mr. Calkins’ “Marine Shells of Florida”. [N.p.: 1879?].  (Horizontal creasing). Provenance: inscribed by the author). Off-print from ‘Science News’. [and:] Mya arenaria in San Francisco Bay. [N.p.: 1881?].  (Horizontal creasing). Off-print from ‘American Naturalist’. [and:] On Helix aspersa in California, and the Geographical Distribution of certain West American Land-Snails, and previous errors relating thereto, &c. [New York?: 1881?].  Provenance: Merrill E. Champion (signature). Off-print from the ‘Annals of the N.Y. Academy of Sciences’. 7 works in one volume, octavo. Stapled into cream paper wrappers.

8.L.A. BURDSAL (printer). List of the Mollusca Existing in the neighborhood of Cincinnati Ohio. Cincinnati: 1876. 12mo. Small format aerrata slip at front (Vertical creasing.) Original light grey paper wrappers, (staple stab holes, vertical creasing). Loose in cream paper wrappers. Provenance: J.H.H. ‘pencilled note ‘Thii check list was gotten out by some of our boys in Cincinnati.’. Titled on the upper cover ‘Publications of the O. G. B. III. Mollusca of Cincinnati’. OCLC 1048334764 (2 copies only ?).

9.Francis Asbury SAMPSON (1842-1918). Notes on the Distribution of Shells, article III. [Kansas City: 1883]. Octavo. (Ink stain). Original light pink paper wrappers (ink stain), stapled in cream paper wrappers. Provenance: author’s presentation inscription. OCLC 875011194 (1 copy only?).

10.[James O’CALLAHAN (printers). [Drop-head title:] American Association of Conchologists. October 1st, 1890. [Philadelphia: 1890?]. Octavo. (Vertical creasing). Original light blue paper wrappers (vertical creasing), stapled into cream paper wrappers. OCLC 38685906 (2 copies only?).

11.Berlin Hart WRIGHT(1851-1940). [Wrapper title:] Check List North American Unionidae and other fresh water bivalves. Portland, Oregon: 1888.] Small octavo. (Vertical creasing). Original pink paper wrappers (upper wrapper only, vertical creasing), stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: ink stamp to verso of upper wrapper ‘From The Conchologists’ Exchange Chestnut Hill Philada. Pa.’ (11 works in 5 volumes).  

RIJ 951, 1457, 1458, 1462, 1933

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
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