An Illustrated Introduction to Lamarck's Conchology; contained in his Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Sans Vertebres: being a literal translation of the descriptions of the Recent and Fossil Genera, accompanied by Twenty-Two Highly Finished Lithographic Plates: in which are given Instructive Views of the various Genera, and their Divisions, drawn from Nature, from characteristic and generally well known Species.

By: Crouch, Edmund A.

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1827 TWENTY-TWO HIGHLY FINISHED LITHOGRAPHIC PLATES WITH NEARLY 400 FIGURES OF SHELLS TO COMPLEMENT LAMARCK'S FAMOUS NATURAL HISTORY OF INVERTEBRATES (1801). 12 inches tall hardcover, paper-covered boards, illustrated title lithogaph to cover, brown cloth spine, institutional library bookplates to front paste-down, 4 pages of publisher's ads front and back, iv, errata slip, 47 pp, 22 lithogaphic plates. Covers soiled, spine worn, small paper library label bottom of spine, binding tight, small hole in front endpaper, light foxing to first few pages, the text and plates crisp and unmarked. Described in The Book Collector’s Hand-Book: A Modern Library Companion (London, 1845): “And first, of Lamarck's Conchology, translated by Edmund Crouch, and illustrated with twenty-two highly finished lithographic plates, that comprise nearly four hundred accurate figures of shells drawn by J. Mawe: this excellent work will fully introduce the student to the improved system of conchology, founded by the eminent French naturalist Lamarck, containing, as it does a complete translation of his descriptions of both the recent and fossil genera.” JEAN-BAPTISTE LAMARCK (1744-1829) was an early proponent of the idea that biological evolution occurred and proceeded in accordance with natural laws. In 1801, he published Système des animaux sans vertèbres, a major work on the classification of invertebrates, a term he coined. In an 1802 publication, he became one of the first to use the term biology in its modern sense. Lamarck continued his work as a premier authority on invertebrate zoology. He is remembered, at least in malacology, as a taxonomist of considerable stature. JOHN MAWE (1764-1829), British mineralogist, opened a shop in The Strand, close to Somerset House. In 1813 he was elected to the Royal Geological Society of Cornwall, and in 1817 he received the diploma of the Jena Mineralogischen Gesellschaft. In 1823 he published The Linnaean System of Conchology, and the present book in 1827, with EDMUND A. CROUCH who produced the lithographs to complement Lamarck's 1801 treatise, which contains no illustrations. In addition to the images of living molluscs, the last 2 plates depict fossil genera.

Title: An Illustrated Introduction to Lamarck's Conchology; contained in his Histoire Naturelle des Animaux Sans Vertebres: being a literal translation of the descriptions of the Recent and Fossil Genera, accompanied by Twenty-Two Highly Finished Lithographic Plates: in which are given Instructive Views of the various Genera, and their Divisions, drawn from Nature, from characteristic and generally well known Species.

Author Name: Crouch, Edmund A.

Categories: Biology, Molluscs, Evolution, Marine biology, Natural history,

Edition: First edition

Publisher: London, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green: 1827

Seller ID: 668

Keywords: shells; plates; fossils; conchology; marine biology