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Shells from Turkey, Palestine and Syria, with 5 lithographed plates

LOCARD, Arnould.
Malacologie des lacs de Tibériade, d'Antioche et d'Homs - Syrie.
[Lyon, ca. 1883]. Large 4to. With 5 tinted lithographed plates. Modern blue half morocco, gold-tooled spine. 194-293, [1 blank] pp.
€ 1,250
Extract from the third volume of the Archives du museum d'histoire naturelle de Lyon, containing an article on shells and molluscs from Lake Amik (Turkey), the Sea of Galilee and Lake Homs (Syria), written by the French malacologist Arnould Locard (1841-1904). "This work, superbly illustrated, gives, with the fullest details, descriptions of all the known molluscs of the Lake of Galilee ..." (Tristram).
A very good copy, with generous margins. H.B. Tristram, The fauna and flora of Palestine (2013), p. 179.
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