Paul Henri FISCHER (1835-1893) & Pierre Marie Henri FISCHER (1865-1916). – A. GRANGER, and others.
[Three malacological books, in French, from the libraries of the Fischers, pere et fils].
1.Jean Pierre A. Sylvestre de GRATELOUP (1782-1862). Departement de La Gironde. Essai sur la Distribution Geographique, Orographique et Statistique des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles Vivants de ce department. Bordeaux: 1858. Small octavo. Pp. [I-]VII[-VIII; 1-]2-196. Original paper wrappers, stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: Paul Fischer (a presentation copy, with a loosely inserted covering letter from the author to Paul Fischer, asking for a review and also the addresses of other conchologists).
2.Albert GRANGER (1838-1911). Catalogue des Mollusques Terrestres des eaux douces et des eaux saumatres Observes dans les departements de al Charente-Inferieure, de la Gironde, des Landes et des Basses Pyrenees. Bordeaux: 1897. Octavo. Pp. [3-]6-39[-40 final page]. (Vertical creasing, damage to final leaf.) Original orange wrappers (vertical creasing, damage to lower wrapper), stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: Pierre Fischer (a presentation copy, inscribed by the author).
3.Alph. DE L’HOPITAL. Catalogue des Mollusques (testaces) Terrestres et Fluviatiles dans les environs de Caen. Caen: 1859. Octavo. Pp. [i-ii; 1-]4- 69[-70]. Original oatmeal wrappers, ), stapled into cream paper wrappers. Provenance: Paul Fischer (notation on upper wrapper ‘Monsieur Fischer’).
Paul Fischer ‘studied science and medicine, securing doctorates in both, and became assistant in paleontology at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. He was made assistant naturalist there in 1872. Beginning in 1856, he was joint editor, with A. C. Bernardi to start with, of the Journal de Conchyliologie. He served several terms as president of the Societe Geologique de France and the Societe Zoologique de France. In 1880, he was a member of the commission for submarine dredging.” (wikipedia).
Pierre Fisher was 'well known conchologist, he was the son of the eminent malacologist Paul Fischer, author of the Manuel de Conchyliologie, a translation and extension of that by the late Dr. S. P. Woodward. He wrote numerous important papers, and was one of the editors as well as a contributor to the Journal de Conchyliologie, from 1894 to the date of his death' (Shellers from the Past and the Present'). (3).
RIJ 1158, 1159, 1161.
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