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SA Auction #102 begins on 06 Oct 2022

US Auction #13 begins on 02 Nov 2022

Charles M. WHEATLEY, J.J.F. WHITEAVES, and others.

[UNITED STATES & CANADA. - Four general malacological works, concerning shells in the North America].

Including an author's presentation copy.

Published: Various, Various

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[UNITED STATES & CANADA]. – Charles M. WHEATLEY and others.

[Four general malacological works, concerning shells in the North America].


1.Charles Moore WHEATLEY (1822-1882). Catalogue of the Shells of the United States, with their localities, (second edition). New York: printed by John T. Towers in Washington, D.C., 1845. 12mo. Pp. [i-iv; 1-]2-35[-36 blank page]. Stapled within cream paper wrappers.

2.John Joseph Frederick WHITEAVES (1835-1909). [Wrapper title:] On the Land and Fresh-Water Molluska [sic.] of Lower Canada. From the Canadian Naturalist for February and April, 1863. [Canada: undated but 1863?]. Octavo. Pp. [1-]2-31[-32 final blank]. Illustrations. (Light vertical creasing.) Light blue wrappers (vertical crease, backstrip and lower wrapper lacking), stapled within cream paper wrappers. Off-print.

3.Louis Pope GRATACAP (1851-1917). [Wrapper title:] Catalogue of the Binney and Bland Collection of the Terrestrial Air-Breathing Mollusks of the United States and Territories, … Author’s Edition, extracted from Bulletin of the American Museum of National History, Vol. XIV, Article XXIII, pp. 335-403. New York: 3 Dec, 1901. Octavo. Pp. [i-ii], 335-403[-404]. Six 2-color maps. Green/grey paper wrappers, stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: author’s presentation copy inscribed ‘Regards of / L.P. Gratacap’); Merrill E. Champion (signature). Off-print.

4.Charles Abbott DAVIS (1869-1908). A Numbered Check-List of North-American Unionidae with Localities. Providence, RI: 1904. Octavo. Pp. [i-ii; 1-6 printed somewhat erratically on 8 leaves. Disbound within original blue paper wrappers (small split to backstrip). (4).

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