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American conchology, or Descriptions of the shells of North America. : Illustrated by coloured figures from original drawings executed from nature.

Author: Thomas SayLucy Way Sistare SayT A ConradCornelius TieboutLyman LyonAll authors
Publisher: New-Harmony, Indiana. : Printed at the School Press., 1830[-1838].
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Genre/Form: Intaglio prints
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All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Say; Lucy Way Sistare Say; T A Conrad; Cornelius Tiebout; Lyman Lyon; James Walker; Charles Alexandre Lesueur; James Bennett; Richard Beck; School Press,; M Press,
OCLC Number: 191257052
Notes: Issued in seven numbered parts. The first six numbers and the Glossary (distributed gratis with the fifth number) were printed at New Harmony, Indiana, 1830-1834. Numbers V (Aug. 1832) and VI (Apr. 1834) were "Printed at the M Press." The Glossary ([4], 25, [1] p.) was "Printed by Richard Beck & James Bennett."
The seventh number was published in 1838 at Philadelphia by Lucy Say with the assistance of T.A. Conrad. Two impressions of the seventh number noted, the first misnumbered VIII. The first impression comprises [20] pages, of which 3 are blank; the second, [18] pages, of which 4 are blank. See Byrd & Peckham, entry 760, and Banta, R.E. "The American conchology: a venture in backwoods book printing" in The Colophon, n.s. v. 3, no. 1 (1938): 24-40.
The hand-colored plates were engraved by Cornelius Tiebout, Lyman Lyon, and James Walker, after illustrations by Lucy Say and Charles Alexandre Lesueur. Lucy Say evidently engraved plates 62, 64, 65, and 67 for the seventh number herself. See Stroud, P.T. Thomas Say, New World naturalist, 1992, p. 266.
Description: [258], [4], 25, [1] p., 68 leaves of plates : ill. (col.) ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: By Thomas Say, F.M.L.S. Member of many learned societies in Europe and America. ; [One line from Young].

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