- 76. Bowdich, T.
Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo, during the autumn of 1823, while on his third voyage to Africa; to which is added, by Mrs. Bowdich, I. A narrative of the continuance of the voyage to its completion, together with the subsequent occurrences from Mr. Bowdich’s arrival in Africa to the period of his death. II. A description of the English settlements on the River Gambia. III. Appendix: containing zoological and botanical descriptions, and translations from the Arabic.
London, George B. Whittaker, 1825. 4to., xii, 278 pp. With 22 lithographic plates, of which 4 in contemporary hand-colouring, printed by C. Hullmandel. Contemporary mottled calf, professionally rebacked. Original gilt-decorated panels. €2100
First edition of this early work on Madeira, Gambia and the Cape Verde Islands. It covers the anthropology, geology and natural history of the island groups. The plates show fine landscape scenes and a total of 57 zoological species, including (new species of) shells, spiders, insects, and fish. One plate is devoted to linguistic details. Atable lists native, naturalised and cultivated plants on Madeira. Bowdich (1790-1824) died during the mission described in this book: his widow published his findings posthumously. Very good copy, binding with very little shelfwear. Contents with light scattered foxing. The coloured plates fresh and vivid. Abbey Travel, 194. Nissen ZBI, 520.
- 170. Dollfus, G. and B. Cotter a.o.
Mollusques tertiaire du Portugal: Le Pliocene au nord du Tage (Plaisancien), part 1: Pelecypoda. Lisbonne, Service Geologique du Portugal, 1909. 4to. 103 pp., 9 plates. Original wrappers. €45
Part of lower half front wrapper missing. Spine reinforced with tape. Includes Bivalvia and one brachiopod.
- 276. Hartung, G.
Geologische Beschreibung der Inseln Madeira und Porto Santo. Mit dem systematischen Verzeichnisse der fossilen Reste dieser Inseln und der Azoren. Leipzig, Wilhelm Engelmann, 1864. 8vo, 297 pp., 9 folding maps, 8 fine engraved plates. Green cloth, gilt titles on spine. €350
Contains the Paläontologische Verhältnisse. Systematisches Verzeichniss der fossilen Reste von Madeira, Porto Santo und Santa Maria nebst beschreibung der neuen Arten, by Karl Mayer. 7 of the 8 plates show late Tertiary marine molluscs described, named and figured by Mayer, descriptions of localities with their faunules, a table of all species, etc. The folding engraved maps show views on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo. Some are spotted, the plates with shells are clean.
- 396. Macedo, M. C. C.
Conchas marinhas de Portugal. Seashells of Portugal. Lisboa, Verbo, 1999. Large 4to, 516 pp., well over 1,000 photos. Blue cloth with gilt letters in very good dust jacket. €150
The best book for identifying the seashells of Portugal. Well illustrated with good photos, including the smaller and rarer species, and with a distribution map for each. Text in English and Portuguese. Guido Poppe’s copy with two inscriptions on half-title. Aclean (as new) copy.
- 468. Paiva, A. Barone de Castello
Monographia molluscorum terrestrium, fluvialium, lacustrium Insularum Maderensium. Lisboa, Academia Real das Sciencias de Lisboa, 1867. 4to. xix, 170 pp., 1 l., 2 hand-coloured lithographs. Later cloth, gilt-lettered label on spine. €500
A rare monograph on the molluscs of Madeira. In Cat. BM(NH) listed under ”Paiva, A. da”. The plates were drawn by Arnoul. Rare. Caprotti, pp. 208-209; Cat. BM(NH) p. 1499.
- 469. Paiva, A. Barone de Castello
Monographia molluscorum terrestrium fluvialium, lacustrium Insularum Maderensium (offprint). Olisipone (Lisboa), Typis Academicus, 1867. 4to. , xix, 170 pp., 2 hand-coloured lithographs. Original wrappers. €500
A rare monograph on the molluscs of Madeira. In Cat. BM(NH) listed under ”Paiva, A. da”. This is the offprint, with the same pagination, however, with one additional page with quotations from Psalm 103, Isaac Newton, and Castello de Paiva. Uncut, text unopened. The wrappers much frayed but all the printing intact. One plate foxed, the other clean. The plates were drawn by Arnoul. Rare. Caprotti, pp. 208-209; Cat. BM(NH) p. 1499.
- 484. Pereira da Costa, F.
Mollusques tertiaires du Portugal, planches de céphalopodes, gastéropodes et pélécypodes, accompagnées d’une explication sommaire et d’une esquisse géologique par G. F. Dollfus, J. C. Berkeley Cotter et J. P. Gomes. Lisbonne, Académie Royale des Sciences, 1903-04. 4to. 46 pp., VIII, 1 folding table, 1 portrait, 28 magnificent tinted lithographs of fossil shells with explanatory text. Original wrappers, uncut. €165
Important contribution to the Tertiary molluscs (Miocene, or partly Pliocene) of Portugal.
Some scattered light foxing, but generally clean. Some new taxa are described and figured (by Da Costa and Gomes). Nissen ZBI 3117.