American Seashells - 2nd Edition
by R. Tucker Abbott
1974, Van Nostrand Rienhold , in English, cloth on board covers with dust jacket, 663 pages, 24 color plates, black and white photos and drawings throughout the text, 8½ by 11¼ inches,(22 by 28.5 cm)
This title is by far the most sought after book that ever was done on the shells from both the east and west coasts of the USA and the adjacent regions of the world. It is a massive work and it covers more than 6000 species the greater part of which are illustrated in the text. Unlike the first edition of this book which went through numerous printings only a relatively few copies of this edition were printed. And because this edition is so greatly expanded and revised from the earlier edition it is simply that much more in demand. Although the book is now relatively old it has never been revised or updated and while some of the nomenclature is badly in need of revision this book is still for the most part "right on the money" when it comes to shell identification This is a beautiful copy of this book that almost looks as if it has never been used.