Full Title: Catalogue of the collection of fossil shells figured in Sowerby?s Mineral conchology, Fitton?s Strata below the chalk, Murchisons Silurian system, and Dixons Geology of sussex [manuscript] : described by and in the possession of Messrs. Sowerby, J. de C. Sowerby.
Catalog of fossils from the Sowerby collection that are described in the 4 works mentioned in the title, with bibliographic references mapped to those 4 works; in a commercially produced, ruled notebook.
James de Carle Sowerby was an English naturalist and artist. "The majority of Sowerby's time was soon devoted to describing and illustrating material for leading geologists, including Sedgwick, Murchison, Buckland, and Fitton, who employed him to deal with their fossils."--DNB.
"London Novr. 4th. 1850"--Half-title.
Half-title: Catalogue of British English fossil shells.
"Messrs. Sowerby" is struck through on title-page, with "J. de C. Sowerby" added in a different hand; on half-title, "English" is struck through and "British" has been added in a different hand.
Leaves are foliated in ms.; leaves 79-87 are blank.
Bookplate of W. Sowerby on inside front cover.; Purchased from Bernard Quaritch, London, 4 Dec. 1965.
Former shelf-mark: Uncat. 66 388 (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library).