SOWERBY, George Brettingham. A Conchological Manual. Henry G. Bihn. 1852.
8vo. Original brown cloth, gilt lettering and design to spine; pp. viii + 337, 2 folding tables, 28 hand-coloured plates, text illustrations; partially uncut, a little bumped to extremities, very good. Provenance: front pastedown with bookplate of W.M. Tapp, (1859-1936) a solicitor, geologist and antiquarian who donated items to the Fitzwilliam and Victoria & Albert Museums.
Fourth edition, enlarged. A greatly improved version of this classic Victorian guide to conchology, distinguished by the author's excellent plates.