Conchyliologie...; Planches des Espèces dans Generie Helix Mars. 1859 P(ar). Terver; Catalogue des Mollusques Terrestres et Fluviatiles observés Dans Les Possessioins Françaises Au Nord De L'Afrique
TERVER, ANGE PAULIN
Paris, Lyon Author & Baillière, Crochard; Savy 1829 3 Volumes: 1 quarto and 2 octavos. Collation: Conchyliologie & 4to - 80 plates with tissue guards and accompanying descriptive text; 8vo - 8 lls , 1st being signed title page in manuscript; 8vo- "Catalogue"- [3-5] 6-39,  pp + 3 lithograph plates. The first plate ismisbound. The two original contain an excellent example of fine and accurate drawings of molluscs One leaf in the smaller notebook has a series of 6 pencil drawings, that illustrate the technique that Terver used in drawing mollusc shells. The larger collection of molluscs drawingscover the following genera: Helix, Plausilia, Cyclostoma, Paluvina, Hinima, Buhonius, Pupa, Sorgue, Natica, Curbo, Scalaria. Crochus, Bulla, Purpura, Monodonta. Rissoa, Buccinum,Cerithium Siamella, Planaxis, Colombella, Gurritella, Fusus, Triton and Casidaria .All of the plates in both manuscripts have legend pages or genus species written in ink below drawing. The designs are as in nature with amazing attention to every fine detail. There are over2470 species represented, which come different parts of the world. Very good Quarter calf (Item ID: 0000714)
This manuscript was intended to be the beginning or part of the great work that cites Terver in 1839 but was never published that included collaboration with Mr. Michaud. Most of theunpublished drawings of identified species of molluscs were given to the Natural History Museumof Lyon.Terver published very little, viz. two or three journal articles and a catalogue that is included inthis collection. A biography of life and works of Terver was written by Arnould Locard as introduction to his book, Malacologie Lyonnaise ou Description des Mollusquees Terrestres & Aquatique des Environs de Lyon d'Après La Collection Ange-Paulin Terver Donnée au Muséumde Lyon par la Famiille Terver en 1870. Lyon, 1870.