# 43438

BROWN, Thomas

Elements of conchology; or natural history of shells : according to the Linnaean system.

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With observations on modern arrangements. London : printed for Lackington, Allen, & Co. … 1816. Octavo, modern half-calf over marbled papered boards, gilt-lettered Morocco title label to spine, bookplate for palaeontologist Dr. Jeffrey Stilwell to front pastedown, contemporary ownership inscription dated 1825 for Georgiana Keane to preliminary blank, pp. [viii]; 168, nine hand coloured engraved plates of shells, a pale water stain throughout the text block, with some discolouration and marks, a good copy with interesting ownership history of an early woman conchologist.

Note: the superior issue, with the plates coloured by hand, many copies were sold uncoloured, despite the title page stating ‘Nine coloured engravings’.