(24 cm), 117 (3) pp., illustrations (some in colour). Publisher’s printed wrappers. - The earliest volume described is Conrad Megenberg’s Buch der Natur (1475); the latest is Edward Donovan’s The Natural history of British shells (1799-1804). Revision of a work published in Quaderni della Civica Stazione Idrobiologica di Milano, volume 18 (1991), pp.9-117. ¶ Excellent, unmarked copy.