'Helix spinulosa' snail shell John Agnew
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'Helix spinulosa' snail shell
Plate 2 figures 1-5 from the paper "An account of some minute British shells, either not duly observed, or totally unnoticed by Authors. In a letter to Sir Joseph Banks...", by John Lightfoot, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.76 (1786), pp.160-170. Five figures of a land snail shell discovered upon old bricks and stones near Bullstrode in Buckinghamshire. Figures 1-2 show the shell at life size. Figures 3-5 are magnified views of the shell in different orientations. John Lightfoot stated in his paper [p.168] that specimens were found "by Mr Agnew, Gardener to the late Duchess Dowager of Portland; by whose sagacity all the preceding shells were discovered, and by whose faithful pencil they were drawn".
Original: watercolour on paper. 1785
- Image reference: RS-9818
- The Royal Society
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