2 LISCHKE, C.Japanische Meeres-Conchylien. 106


Description: The first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells, with 37 chromo-lithographed plates

LISCHKE, Carl Emil.
Japanische Meeres-Conchylien.

Kassel, for Theodor Fischer (colophon: Elberfeld, by R.L. Friderichs & Comp.), 1869-1874. 3 volumes. 4to. Contemporary blind- and gold-blocked cloth. With 37 chromo-lithographed plates. [4], 192; [4], 184; 123, [1 blank] pp.

First and only edition of the first comprehensive work on Japanese marine shells, by the German malacologist and Mayor of Elberfeld, Carl Emil Lischke (1813-1886). Published as the fourth supplement to Novitates Conchologica.
Dedicated to Wilhelm Dunker, who had published his small but pioneering work Mollusca Japonica eight years earlier. Before this publication little was known of the rich Japanese shellfish, what was known was based on the publication of Dunker, the shells described by Martens from the collection of Siebold and the shells described in Perry's Narrative of the expedition… to the China Seas and Japan.
With owner's inscription of "Oberlieutenant" Werner Lischke. One plate slightly damaged, some foxing, and bindings with worn spines; good copy.
BMC NH, p. 1154; Cordier, Japonica, col. 602; Nissen, ZBI 2523.
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