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SA Auction #93 begins on 19 Aug 2021

US Auction #8 begins on 01 Sep 2021

W.M. BEAUCHAMP, W.D. HARTMAN and others.

[UNITED STATES, East Coast: six 19th-century local or state malacological works].

Including work from some of the better known American malacologists of the time.

Published: Various, c.1860-1886

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[UNITED STATES, East Coast] – W.M. BEAUCHAMP and others.

[Six 19th-century local or state conchological works].


1.William Martin BEAUCHAMP (1830-1925). [Drop-head title:] Land and Fresh Water shells of Onandaga County and New York State. [N.p.: n.d. but 1886?]. Small 8vo,. Pp. [1-]2-12. Stapled within cream paper wrappers.

2.William Dell HARTMAN (1817-1899). [Drop-head title:] A Classified Catalogue with synonyms . of the terrestrial and fluviatile testaceous mollusks of Chester County, Pa. [N.p. but Pennsylvania: no date]. Broadside. One manuscript addition. (Old folds). Stapled within cream paper wrappers.

3.Charles Emerson BEECHER (1856-1904) Some Abnormal and Pathologic Forms of Fresh-Water Shells from the vicinity of Albany, N.Y. Albany, NY: 1884. Octavo. Pp. [i-ii; 51-55[-56 blank page] + 4pp. 2 lithographed plates. (Plates shaved). Stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: author’s presentation label to title.

4.John D. KURTZ (1822-1877). Catalogue of Recent marine shells, found on the coasts of North and South Carolina. Portland: 1860. Octavo. Pp. [1-]4-9[10 blank page]. (Vertical creasing). Stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: ‘Clench Duplicate’ stamp to title.

5.James LEWIS. Geological Survey of Alabama … Fauna of Alabama. I. Fresh Water and Land Shells. [No place but Alabama?: no date but 1876?] Octavo. Pp. [1-]4-41[-42]. Original violet peper wrappers (staple stab holes), loose in cream paper wrappers.

6.Truman Heminway ALDRICH (1848-1932). [Cover title:] Partial List of Shells found near Troy, N.Y.  [No place but New York State: no date but 1869]. Octavo. Pp. [1-]2-8. (Light vertical creasing. Upper wrapper only (creased, outer blank margin damaged), stapled within cream paper wrappers. Provenance: ‘Clench Duplicate’ stamp to wrapper.

RIJ 154, 159, 169, 253, 563, 1760 .

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