COLLINGE, Walter E. (1867-1947), editor
The Conchologist ... The Journal of Malacology
London: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., 1891-1905. 12 volumes, 8vo. Vols 1-6: (8 7/16 x 5 3/8 inches). Titled "The Conchologist." Vols 7-12: (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches). Titled "The Journal of Malacology."
Uniformly bound in contemporary green cloth, spines gilt. Original part wrappers bound in.
Provenance: John Brooks Henderson, Jr. (bookplate)
A complete set of this important quarterly magazine covering research in conchology and malacology.
"The Conchologist" was founded around 1890 to bring attention to the study of mollusca and its publication led to the creation of a Malacological Society, which the journal was then absorbed under and they continued to publish the series under the name "The Journal of Malacology." Notable contributors include Edgar A. Smith, G.B. Sowerby, T.D.A. Cockerell, Henry Suter, H.H. Bloomer, G.K. Gude, and many more. The works contain articles on mollusca and conchology, bibliographies of the current literature at the time, and miscellaneous notes, including one on how to cook snails by Florance Stephenson: "snails fed on vine-leaves are the best, and should be brought in alive." Collinge was a British zoologist who taught at the University of St Andrews and Birmingham University and was a curator at the Yorkshire Museum for 20 years.