BINNEY, William Greene (1833-1909)
Bibliography of North American Conchology Previous to the Year 1860 ... Part I
Washington: Smithsonian Institution, March 1863. Large 8vo. (9 5/8 x 6 1/8 inches). vii, , 650pp.
Original printed wrappers.
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 the Harvard Museum, along with his father, Amos Binney, who was a malacologist as well.