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British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete by John Gwyn Jeffreys - First Edition - 1862 - from Wadard Books PBFA and Biblio.co.uk

British Conchology or an Account of the Mollusca Which Now Inhabit the British Isles and the Surrounding Seas - Volumes 1-5 Complete

by John Gwyn Jeffreys

Condition: Very Good


London: John Van Voorst, 1862. Volumes one to five collated and complete. Each volume has a colour frontis plate and eight monotone plates. Volume five has in addition 102 supplementary plates in monotone. Publishers original cloth, rebacked with original spines relaid. Armorial bookplate of George Henry Parke to front pastedowns. This set is ex libris A.A.Allen with his informed and useful marginalia notes. A good set with provenance.. First Edition. Publishers Original Cloth. Very Good. 200x130mm.

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