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The gastropods of Anatolia, with 17 plates

Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles d'Asie-Mineure.
Paris, Paul Lechevalier (colophon: Rouen, Lecerf), 1936. 8vo. With 17 plates with photographic reproductions and many illustrations in text. Modern brown half morocco, gold-tooled spine; with the original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. 492 pp.
€ 375
First edition of an extensive work on the land- and water molluscs, especially gastropods, of Asia Minor (Anatolia) by the French malacologist Louis Germain (1878-1942). The extensive introduction deals with the different families to which the molluscs of Anatolia belong, how to classify them and how to distinguish between land- and water molluscs. The main text contains descriptions of numerous snails, slugs, mussels, oysters, etc., divided into Gaseropoda Pulmonata and Gastropoda Prosobranchia. Many of the shells are illustrated on the plates. Included at the end is a bibliography and an index.
In very good condition. Junk, Thes. libr. conchyliorum 146.
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