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Charles Baker ADAMS (1814-1853).

Catalogue of Genera and Species of recent shells, in the collection of C.B. Adams … (printed for gratuitous distribution).

Quite rare - the 'Clench Duplicate' copy.

Published: Justus Cobb, Middlebury, Vt, 1847

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Charles Baker ADAMS (1814-1853).

Catalogue of Genera and Species of recent shells, in the collection of C.B. Adams … (printed for gratuitous distribution). Middlebury, Vt.; Justus Cobb, printer, 1847. Small octavo (8 1/8 x 5 1/8in; 206 x 130mm). Pp. [1-]4-32. Stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: ‘Duplicate Clench’ stamp to title.

Quite rare. Adams ‘was an American educator and naturalist … born in Dorchester, Massachusetts in 1814… He graduated from Amherst College in 1834 with high honors (having transferred from Yale University to Amherst in 1832), and became an assistant to Edward Hitchcock in the Geological Survey of New York in 1836. In 1837, he became a tutor and a lecturer in geology at Amherst College. He left to become professor of chemistry and natural history at Middlebury College in 1838, remaining in that position through 1847. He served as the first state geologist of Vermont from 1845 through 1848. In 1847, he left Middlebury to become professor of astronomy, zoology, and natural history at Amherst College, a position he retained till his death in 1853, aged 39. He visited the West Indies several times in the interest of science, and wrote on conchology. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1849. … [He] named about 800 species of mollusks from Jamaica, Panama and eastern USA’ (Shellers from the Past and the Present).  OCLC 17414141.

RIJ 61.

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: 8 1/8 x 5 1/8in; 206 x 130mm
  • Sold By: Shadowrock Rare Books
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