1863 · Washington
The first part of Binney's essential reference manual on conchology, dealing with North American conchology (the second part dealt with European books).
Binney was an American malacologist, most prominent during the second half of the nineteenth century, who published numerous monographs on molluscs and conchology. He was also responsible for the collection of North American shells at Harvard's Museum of Comparative Zoology, along with his father, Amos Binney, who was a malacologist as well. (Inventory #: 39579)