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Above, the shell of a purpura; below, three sea shells and three diagrams of pyramids. Etching by T. Jefferys.

  • Jefferys, Thomas, -1771.
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Purpura: any mollusc of the genus Purpura, some of which yield a purple dye

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1 print : etching, with engraving ; image 18.6 x 10.6 cm

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Fig. 1. Purpura. Fig. 2. Pyramid ... ; T. Jefferys sculp.

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Bears number top right : Plate CCXXI

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Wellcome Library no. 41850i

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