Approximately 500 volumes.
Scope and content
This collection comprises around 500 volumes on molluscs and their shells, with some older books on general natural history and travel ranging from the 16th century onwards. In total, over 200 pre-1800 volumes feature in this collection. Highlights include Cuvier’s Anatomie des mollusques (1817), which also contains the author’s own woodblock library stamp and inscription.
The library of the Malacological Society was deposited to UCL in 1930.
This collection is fully catalogued. To browse the records, conduct a shelfmark search for MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY on Explore.
Image: George Montagu, Testacea Britannica, or, Natural history of British shells, marine, land, and fresh-water (MALACOLOGICAL SOCIETY MON)