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W.M. STEWART (artist). - Jacob GREEN (1790-1841, contributor)

[PITTSBURGH & HAWAII]. Contributions of the Maclurian Lyceum to the Arts and Sciences. Vol.I …. No.2.

“First colored illustrations of shells in the United States “ (Richard I. Johnson).

Published: [Philadelphia], 1827

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[Pittsburgh and HAWAII] - W.M. STEWART (artist). - Jacob GREEN (1790-1841, contributor). – Contributions of the Maclurian Lyceum to the Arts and Sciences. Vol.I …. No.2. [Philadelphia: sold for the Maclurian Lyceum by J. Dobson (and others)], July 1827. Octavo (8 ½ x 5 1/2in; 216 x 140mm), part 2 only. Pp. [37-] 60. 2 engraved plates, printed in bistre and colored by hand, by F. Kearny after W.M. Stewart. Stitched, extracted from a larger work and stapled together with modern photocopies of related work, including Johnson’s 2002 article “First colored illustrations of shells in the United States “ (in Occasional Papers on Mollusks [Camb., Mass: 2002], vol.VI, number 81, p.174).

The plates (described by Johnson as the “First colored illustrations of shells in the United States “) are included as illustrations to two articles by Green “Some remarks on the Unios of the United States, with a description of a new species [Unio AEsopus]” and “Description of two new species of Achatina, from the Sandwich Islands [Hawaii] – with some remarks on the Ti, the plant on which these shells are commonly found”.

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  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
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  • Size: 8 ½ x 5 1/2in; 216 x 140mm
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