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[CONCHOLOGY; Club of Odd Volumes] 3 books including 1841 Rare Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts, others

With miscellaneous of material laid-in.

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Important association copy. Includes Richard Johnson’s touching description of Gould’s Invertebrata, his entry in the Club of Odd Volumes exhibition entitled “One of my favorite things”—“Thus began a lifelong interest in mollusks and the building open the largest library on the subject in private hands.” True to his nature, Johnson added a photocopy of the missing two page Gould biography. This is the 1870 edition which includes color plates at the end along with black and white plates. Laid-in are rare ephemeral Gould material either removed from bound volumes or, in the case of a review of the 1870 printing, apparently issued as an offprint, stitched. See images for details. Inquiries welcome.

Gould, A. A. Report on the Invertebrata of Massachusetts,...Radiata. pp. xiii, 373, with 15 engraved plates of shells.  Cambridge, Mass. : Folsom, Wells, and Thurston, 1841.  Original printed rapper retained., Rebound and green cloth. “The first monograph publishing United States that attempted to describe the entire mosque and fauna of a geographical region“— R. I. Johnson, U. S. Mus. Bulletin Number 239.

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