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Robert DAMON (1814-1889), Robert DAWSON, and others.

[GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. – a small group of eight malacological works, some inscribed by their authors].

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Robert DAMON (1814-1889), Robert DAWSON, and others.

[GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. – a small group of eight malacological works, some inscribed by their authors].

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1.Robert DAMON (1814-1889, publisher and dealer in shells and geological specimens). [Drop-head title:] A Catalogue of the Shells of Great Britain & Ireland, named after “British Mollusca” by Messrs. Forbes and Hanley. [Weymouth: 1857]. Octavo. Green paper wrappers (staple stab holes, creasing and light damage to lower wrapper), loose within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: Mr. Bernardi (inscription to upper cover).

2.[Edward  CHARLESWORTH]. Catalogue of British Marine Recent Shells. [London: 1852?]. Stapled within cream paper wrappers. ‘Compiled from the beautiful work on “British Mollusca and their Shells,” by … Forbes, and … Hanley’ [p.3]. OCLC 31832458 (dates this work to 1856).

3.Robert DAWSON. Catalogue of the Mollusca of the Counties of Aberdeen, Banff, & Moray, and the neighbourimh seas. A paper communicated to the Aberdeen Natural History Socierty… Printed for the Society. Aberdeen: 1870. Stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: Conchological Society (presentation inscription to the society from James Simpson of Aberdeen “an indefatigable collector of Mollusca”).

4.-8. [five works, four inscribed by their authors, see images].  (8)

RIJ 64, 299, 307,  593, [????], 1011, 1927, 4176

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