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Syrian land and water molluscs

Mollusques terrestres et fluviatiles de Syrie.
Paris, Baillière and son (colophon: Rouen, Lecerf), 1921-1922. 2 volumes. 8vo. With 118 figures on 23 plates and some smaller illustrations in text. Later blue cloth. 523, [1]; 242, [2] pp.
€ 500
First edition of an extensive work on both land- and water molluscs that can be found in Syria, by the French malacologist Louis Germain (1878-1942). It describes numerous families and species of molluscs, the first volume containing an introduction and the sections on Syrian gastropods (snails and slugs), the second volume dealing with pelecypods (bivalvia) and closing with an index.
In very good condition. Junk, Thes. libr. conchyliorum 145.
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