1823 1ed John Mawe Linnaean System of Conchology Mollusks Zoology Illustrated

MAWE, John

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“the most entertaining shell-collector’s handbook of the 19th-century.” (Dance, p.93)

 

John Mawe was an 18th-century British geologist who published a number of works on mineralogy and chemistry. However, his final major work was a deviation from his norm – a treatise on Linnaean taxonomy with regards to conchology and mollusks. ‘Linnaean System of Conchology’ was first published in 1823 and immediately became the standard reference for malacologists. This first edition is finely illustrated with 37 lithograph illustrations. A fine work.

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1823 1ed John Mawe Linnaean System of Conchology Mollusks Zoology Illustrated

 

“the most entertaining shell-collector’s handbook of the 19th-century.” (Dance, p.93)

 

John Mawe was an 18th-century British geologist who published a number of works on mineralogy and chemistry. However, his final major work was a deviation from his norm – a treatise on Linnaean taxonomy with regards to conchology and mollusks. ‘Linnaean System of Conchology’ was first published in 1823 and immediately became the standard reference for malacologists. This first edition is finely illustrated with 37 lithograph illustrations. A fine work.

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MAWE, John

The Linnaean system of conchology, describing the orders, genera, and species of shells, arranged into divisions and families: with a view to facilitate the student’s attainment of the science. By John Mawe …

London: Printed for and sold by the author …, and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown …, 1823. First edition.

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   [8], [1 blank], xv, [1], 207, [3]

o   37 lithograph illustrations

  • Provenance:

o   William Barneby, Clater Park

  • “Barneby, William, Esq., of Clater Park, Herefordshire was the eldest son of the late William Barneby, Esq., of Clater Park (who was many years a Magistrate for co. Hereford, and High Sheriff in 1849), by Mary, 2nddaughter of the late Richard Barneby, Esq., of Worcester; b. 1845; Educated at Eton. Is descended from a common ancestor with the Barnebys of Brockhampton.”
  • Source: Edward Walford, ‘The County Families of the United Kingdom Or, Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland…’ publisher R. Hardwicke, 1869.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (23cm x 15cm)
  • Auction records and price comparisons as high as $1,000

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5524

Categories

European History

Medicine & Science

Authors

MAWE, John

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete