# 40220


Wodarch’s introduction to the study of conchology,

  • Sold

describing the orders, genera and species of shells; with observations on the nature and properties of the animals; and directions for collecting, preserving, and cleaning shells. Second edition, revised and considerably enlarged by J. Mawe. London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne, 1822. Octavo, papered boards, cloth spine (faded),early library bookplate to front pastedown, colour frontispiece, 152 pp, [1] index, 6 black and white plates. A very good copy. An exquisitely illustrated work employing the classifications of Lamarck and Linnaeus. Of particular interest to Australia are the sections on conus and cowrie shells from the South Seas.