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J.C. COX, E.A. SMITH, D.J. ADCOCK, W.H. WEBSTER & others.

[AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. - a collection of 38 malacological works, mostly off-prints or extracts, in 35 volumes.]

Some inscribed by their authors.

Published: Various, Various

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J.C. COX, E.A. SMITH, D.J. ADCOCK, W.H. WEBSTER & others.

[AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. - a collection of 38 malacological works, mostly off-prints or extracts, in 35 volumes. Some inscribed by their authors.].

[comprising:]

1.James Charles COX (1833-1912). An Alphabetical List of Australian Land Shells. Sydney: 1909. Octavo. With pink ‘Additions a& Corrections’ leaf bound I at the back. Original light blue wrappers, stapled into cream paper wrappers. The upper wrapper indicates that this is ‘Part I’, but it seems to have been the only part published?

2.Edgar Albert SMITH (1847-1916). [Drop-head title:] On the Freshwater Shells of Australia. By Edgar A. Smith. (Communicated by Dr. J. Murie). [London: 1883]. Octavo. 3 lithographic plates. Stapled into cream paper wrappers. An extract from ‘The Journal of the Linnean Society. Zoology’ vol.XVI.

3.[Various Authors]. Catalogue of the land mollusca of New Zealand, with descriptions of the species. Collected from various authors. Wellington, NZ: 1873. Octavo. Original light gray paper wrappers (light surface soiling), stapled into cream paper wrappers. Issued by the ‘Colonial Museum and Geological Survey Department. James Hector… Director’.

4.Daniel John ADCOCK (compiler & publisher) & Prof. Ralph TATE (1840-1901). A Hand List of the Aquatic Mollusca inhabiting South Australia. Complied by the publisher principally from … Tate’s lists, &c. Adelaide: 1893. Octavo. (Vertical creasing). Stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: “Edwd. Wilson” (presentation inscription from the publisher). Presentation copy.

5.William Henry WEBSTER (1850-1931). [Drop-head title:] Results of Dreging on the Continental Shelf of New Zealand. [Wellington, NZ: 1906]. Small octavo. (Vertical creasing.) Original blue paper wrappers, later brown paper wrappers. Provenance: presentation copy, ‘Author’s compts’ to blue upper wrapper. Off-print.

6.William Henry WEBSTER (1850-1931). [Drop-head title:] Results of Dreging on the Continental Shelf of New Zealand. [Wellington, NZ: 1906]. Small octavo. Original blue paper wrappers, later brown paper wrappers. Provenance: presentation copy, ‘Author’s compts’ to blue upper wrapper.

7.William Henry WEBSTER (1850-1931). On Marine Shells: Some new species of New Zealand Marine Shells, together with remarks on some Non-marine species, and some additions to the “Index Faunae”. [Wellington, NZ: 1905]. Small octavo. (Vertical creasing). Original blue paper wrappers (some damage to blue wrappers), stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: presentation copy, ‘With the Author’s compts’ to blue upper wrapper. Off-print ‘From Transactions of the New Zealand Institute, Volume XXXVII, 1904”.

8.-38.[31 works, mostly off-prints or extracts, in 28 volumes. See images for a selection.] (38 in 35 volumes)

RIJ 9, 45, 121, 124, 183, 211, 302, 337, 355, 356, 357, 414, 426, 508, 569, 571, 622, 634, 770, 771, 772, 773, 774, 775, 903, 996, 1351, 1846, 1852, 1882, 1883, 1884, 1962, 1993, 4180.

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