ADANSON Michel

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ADANSON Michel

Natural history of Senegal. Shellfish.
With the abridged relation of a voyage made in this country, during the years 1749, 50, 51, 52 & 53.
Work decorated with figures.
In Paris at Claude-Jean-Baptiste Bauche, 1757.
FIRST EDITION
One volume in-4, comprising two parts. The first part contains the relation of the voyage, the second the description of the shellfish, table of families-genera-species, then description of the species. A folding map and 19 plates of shells engraved by Th. Reboul.
Ex-libris Chateau de Rosny, "La Solitude".
Bound in marbled calf, spine ironed, with five nerves.
Wear, bending, small tears on pp. 75, 89, 115, 117, 145, 182, spotting and foxing. Corners worn and caps slightly torn. Wear to the spines.
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