With Fifty-Four Hand-Colored Plates of Crabs
    by James and G. B. Sowerby

    William Elford Leach. Malacostraca Podophthalmata Britanniae, or a Description of Such British Species of the Linnean Genus Cancer... London: Printed by B. Meredith, 1815. First edition. Large quarto. Approximately 11.75 x 9 inches. Unpaginated. Complete with fifty-four hand-colored plates throughout (four of which are fold-out, one is double-page). Bound in nineteenth-century half brown calf over brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt in compartments, five raised bands, top edges gilt, marbled endleaves. Binding somewhat worn, front hinge starting, ink markings on front endleaves, an ink design on rear endleaves, minor foxing and thumbsoiling throughout. Plates quite clean with vibrant color. Overall, a near fine copy.
    Nissen 2404.

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