# 32646

COX, James C. (1834-1912)

[CONCHOLOGY] Distribution of Australasian volutes.

$750.00 AUD

/ By James C. Cox, M.D. Sydney : Printed by Alexander W. Douglas, Atlas Office, Hunter Street, 1872. Octavo (210 x 140 mm), self-wrappers (foxed, and with some water staining to front) with early ownership inscription of J. Brazier; pp 21, [1]; occasional spotting and some pencilled marginalia, lower fore-edge margins of leaves with tiny nick, else contents very good; housed in a custom cloth portfolio with gilt-lettered spine.

Short accounts of the distribution of 48 species of sea snails of the genus Voluta around Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and other southwest Pacaific islands, sometimes with descriptive notes on variations in form or colouration. Some of these species were discovered by Cox himself.