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OWEN, Richard.
Memoir on the Pearly Nautilus (Nautilus Pompilius, Linn.) With Illustrations of Its External Form and Internal Structure.

pp. (ii), 68. 8 plates, of which 7 are double [outline and full], engraved by ZEITTER after Owen's drawings. Original cloth now much faded, rebacked saving the paper label, all the plates damp-marked along the lower margins, the text clean, presentation inscription with the stamped signature of EDWARD TRIMMER - 'The Library of Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge from the Council of the College [of Surgeons of London].'

*GARRISON-MORTON #325 - Owen's paper was the first to report upon the examination of a complete specimen of Nautilus, captured in the New Hebrides by George Bennett FLS in 1829. This specimen was the only complete animal to have been seen up until that time.

Printed by Richard Taylor, Sold by W. Wood. London.

Date Published: 1832. 4to.

Stock No. 61649

Price: 450.00