Faune de Madagascar
by E. Fischer-Piette, Ch. P. Blanc, F. Blanc and F. Salvat
No ISBN numbers, published in 1993 and 1994 by the Museum of Natural History, Paris, France. Issue 80 covers the Prosobranchs and has 281 pages, Issue 83 has 550 pages, and covers the Pulmonates.Both books are bound in paper covers and their size is about 6.75 by 10.5 inches or 17.5 by 27 cm., #80 is illustrated with 114 fine line drawings of mollusks in text, 16 full-page maps and 16 pages of black and white photographs of specimens, #83 has 194 fine line drawings of specimens, 35 page size maps and 46 pages of black and white photographs of specimen shells, The text is in French, 334 species are covered in #83 and 177 species are covered in #80
These scarce books are part of a series on the fauna of Madagascar. When they are available, they are sold separately, and they sell for high prices. I have combined the two volumes in one package, and I can offer them at a price that usually one of the books commands. These are well-used books that belonged of Ken Emberton of the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia. Ken was very interested in the non-marine mollusks of Madagascar and made a study of them. The books have tab markers that Emberton placed in them, and within the text, he has made extensive annotations. The books have a great deal of wear on their covers. The spine of #83 has been reinforced with acid-free tape to prevent it from separating from the front cover. The body of both books is in very fine condition.