SOWERBY (JAMES and JAMES DE CARLE) The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain; or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of those Remains of Testaceous Animals or Shells which Have Been Preserved at Various Times and Depths in the Earth, 7 vol. (with parts 1-8 of volume 7 bound as 1), first edition, for the Author, 1812-1829-[1846]
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SOWERBY (JAMES and JAMES DE CARLE)
The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain; or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of those Remains of Testaceous Animals or Shells which Have Been Preserved at Various Times and Depths in the Earth, 7 vol. (with parts 1-8 of volume 7 bound as 1), first edition, for the Author, 1812-1829-[1846]
£15,000 - 20,000
US$ 25,000 - 34,000
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SOWERBY (JAMES and JAMES DE CARLE)
The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain; or Coloured Figures and Descriptions of those Remains of Testaceous Animals or Shells which Have Been Preserved at Various Times and Depths in the Earth, 7 vol. (with parts 1-8 of volume 7 bound as 1), first edition, 650 hand-coloured engraved plates (including 33bis and 184bis, several folding), a few shaved within platemark (with part loss to numeral of plate 359), tear repaired to corner of pp.1-4 in volume 2, without title in volume 7 (not called for, as in Nissen), 10-page article relating to French edition printed in "Magazine of Natural History" (1839) bound in at end of volume 6, contemporary half morocco gilt, spines with 2 shell motifs repeated within raised bands, g.e., slightly rubbed [Nissen ZBI 3917], 8vo, for the Author, 1812-1829-[1846]

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  • FINE COMPLETE SET, with the very uncommon unfinished seventh volume.

    Provenance: John Buchan Bird, 26 August 1877, ownership inscription above tipped-in receipt for £16.16.0 from Manchester bookseller Jas. E. Cornish, 12 May 1877, in volume 1; and thence by descent to the present owner.

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  • Please note that the ownership inscription is that of "John Durham Bird", not "John Buchan Bird" as stated in the catalogue.
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