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Published in Philadelphia 1882-1884 by the Author (Vol 1-3 bound together)

EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL OF SEMINAL SCIENTIFIC WORK (otherwise only available as reprint/print on demand)
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Structural and Systematic Conchology: An Introduction to the Study of the Mollusca
by George W Tryon Jr, Conservator of the Conchological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Vol. I (1882) 312pp (Fold out map of Molluscan provinces bound in opposite title page)
Vol II (1883) 430pp
Vol III (1884) 453pp

THIS COPY WITH NEW ZEALAND CONNECTION/PROVENANCE, ROUGHLY CONTEMPORARY WITH AUTHOR
Bookplate (inside front cover) bears name of Thomas William Kirk, (1856–1936), a NZ biologist and a scientific administrator. He studied the fauna and flora of New Zealand and named various taxa of New Zealand molluscs, including: Cylichna zelandica T.W. Kirk, 1880, a sea snail
Kirk contributed articles on biological subjects to numerous publications including the Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute, Nature, and a French journal of conchology.
See: http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/3k16/kirk-thomas-will
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The illustrative plates listed at the end of each volume are here all gathered at the back of the book, rather than inserted between the page nos. given

Second-hand antiquarian book. Binding is NOT usual cloth or leather - rather black/brown with tiny raised stipples and has papery feel at spine ends. May have been custom bound/rebound by the owner. Remnants of a (private?) library label top of spine. No other library markings.
REPAIR IS NEEDED where front and back covers meet endpapers (see photos) Stitching solid but book needs careful handling. A few pencil annotations

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