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Richard Owen. - Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) - 1832

Richard Owen. - Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) - 1832

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Richard Owen. - Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) - 1832
Biology - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) With Illustrations of Its External Form and Internal Structure. By Richard Owen.

1832 First Edition, London : Printed by Richard Taylor ... Sold by W. Wood, ... .

pp: [ii], 66.

15 plates consisting of 8 fine stipple engravings by Zeitter after drawings by Richard Owen, along with their facing outline counterpart plates and tissue guards in between [plate no. 8 was not issued with a counterpart].

Large quarto sized (295mm X 232mm) volume in original purple cloth boards and black spine label with gilt lettering.

Condition: Binding is sturdy with light bumps to fore-corners, and there is some extensive loss of cloth to spine; spine label however, remains very clear. Internally, all is very sound indeed: inner hinges are not split, and the text block is near-pristine being bright and crisp throughout - the only flaws that I can see are three isolated small spots to first page, a few very pale spots to title-page, and some very pale and scattered foxing to end-papers. Plates are sharp and crisp, albeit slightly age-goldened, and all are present, including their tissue guards.

Weight including sturdy packaging: 1-1.2kg

Please note: fully insured delivery in sturdy packaging that does actually protect the contents.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Biology
Author/ Illustrator
Richard Owen.
Book Title
Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.)
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1832
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Printed by Richard Taylor
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
66
Dimensions
295×232 mm
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