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Bernard Charles COTTON (1905-1966), and others

[AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, etc.: a collection of 17 malacological works in 11 volumes, including off-prints].

Authored or co-authored by Cotton, and including works presented by the author

Published: Various, Various

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Bernard Charles COTTON (1905-1966), and others.

[AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, etc.: a collection of 17 malacological works in 11 volumes, authored or co-authored by Cotton, including off-prints, and works presented by the author].

[comprising:]

1.B.C.COTTON & Frank K. Godfrey. [Wrapper title: Malacological Society of South Australia Publication No.1. A Systematic List of the Gastropoda … of South and Central Australia. Adelaide: 1938]. Small octavo. Light grey wrappers. Provenance: Bengt Hubendick (ink stamp to upper cover).

2.[Drop-head title:] Notes on Australian Mollusca, with Descriptions of New Genera and New Species. [Adelaide: 1932]. Small quarto. Illustrations. Light brown wrappers. Provenance: British Museum, Natural History (author’s presentation inscription ‘With the Authors Compliments’, ink stamp to first page).

3.Southern Australian Gastropoda Part I. Streptoneura.  [Adelaide?: 1945]. Small quarto. 2 plates. Light brown wrappers. Provenance: British Museum, Natural History (‘With the Author’s Compliments’ printed on the upper cover, ink stamp to the upper cover and the first page); M.C.Z..

4.Recent Australian Species of the family Rissoidae (Mollusca).  [Adelaide?: 1944]. Small quarto. 1 plate. Light brown wrappers. Provenance: British Museum, Natural History (‘With the Author’s Compliments’ printed on the upper cover, ink stamp to the upper cover and the first page); M.C.Z.

5.–17.[seven volumes containing 12 works, mostly off-prints, most concerning Australian shells, most published in Australia, including a number works which were presented by the author, see images for some examples]. 

‘Cotton was born in Sheffield and immigrated, with his parents, to South Australia in 1923. Within a few months of his arrival he joined the staff of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide as a cadet to assist the museum's Honorary Conchologist, Sir Joseph Verco. In 1928 he was appointed Assistant Conchologist and in 1934 became Curator of Molluscs. He retired from the museum in 1962 because of ill health. He died in 1966 Fellow of the Royal Society of South Australia (1929) Australian Natural History Medallion (1950) Honorary Life Member, Field Naturalists' Society of South Australia (1964) Foundation Patron of the Malacological Society of Australia Fellow and Honorary Life Member of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales’ (Shellers from the Past and the Present). (17 works in 11 volumes).   

RIJ 122, 317, 318, 319, 321, 322, 1663, 1664, 1665, 2022.

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
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