Muscheln und Schnecken
Köln: Galerie Wilde, 1981. 12 gelatin silver prints, each signed, titled, dated and numbered '16/25' twice in pencil with photographer's Galerie Wilde Köln and archive credit stamps in ink; each image approximately: 10 1/2 x 8 in. (26.6 x 20.3 cm.); each sheet 12 x 9 1/4 in. (30.4 x 23.4 cm.); prints housed in mat boards and enclosed in paper folio together with a linen clamshell case with artist name on label affixed to cover, 17 x 13 x 1 1/2 in. (43.1 x 33 x 3.8 cm.); accompanied with colophon; number sixteen from an edition of twenty-five.
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Plates are as follows:

1. Harpa imperialis, Mauritius
2. Scala pretiosa, Chinesisches Meer
3. Argonauta gondola, Mittelmeer, Atlantic, Indischer Ozean
4. Solarium maximum, Chinesisches Meer
5. Xenophora solaris, Sunda-Meer
6. Tridacna squamosa, Indischer Ozean, Südsee
7. Nautilus pompilius, Philippinen
8. Isocardia cor, Mittelmeer
9. Rostellaria fusus, Chinesisches Meer
10. Atys naucum, Philippinen
11. Tapes litterata, Indischer Ozean
12. Nautilus pompilius, Phillippinen

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