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Collections for a monograph of Tasmanian land shells

by William Legrand

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The first book on its topic. Very few copies were printed. A work now mainly of historical interest. All copies were hand printed and produced by the compiler, a Hobart conchologist, collector, and bookseller. Contains two plates by established colonial scientific artists of the day; new shell descriptions were by the contemporary Sydney shell experts, Dr Cox & John Brazier.

Further information about the work & author:

Holloway, Joan. "Curiosity, Collections, and William Legrand: Aspects of a Tasmanian Career 1855-1902." Tasmanian Historical Studies, 13 (2008): 83-110.

Holloway, Joan. William Legrand: A Study. (2011) UQ eSpace - University of Queensland. [Thesis submitted for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Queensland.]

Iredale, Tom. "A Home-Made Book on Shells." Proceedings of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales 1956-7 (1958): 58-61.




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