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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

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Sowerby (George Brettingham)

MARINE SHELLS OF SOUTH AFRICA

Published: Sowerby, London, 1892

Edition: First Edition

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A catalogue of all the known species

With references to figures in various works, descriptions of new species, and figures of such as are new, little known, or hitherto unfigured.

First edition: iv, 89 pages, + 1 page publisher’s catalogue, 5 plates, working loose at the hinges, green pebble grained cloth stamped blind with title in gilt on the upper cover, a good copy.

Mendelssohn (Sidney) South African Bibliography, volume 2, page 413: The Catalogue enumerates 740 species, and contains five plates and an index.

  • Overall Condition: A Good Copy
  • Size: 4to (280 x220mm)
  • Sold By: Clarke's Africana & Rare Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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