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All books are "gently used", and can be considered in fair to good condition.

 

1000 World Sea Shells by Gordon & Lorna Melvin, 1980.  15 x 21 cm. 170 pages.  16 colour and 36 B&W photographic plates cover 1000 rare to common shells, with values (now 30 years outdated) given for each...$10

A Child's Book of Sea Shells William M. Hutchinson 26 x 18.5cm Very thin book and illustrated in full colour. $7

A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic Coast by Percy A. Morris. PB 12 x 18 cm. 330 pgs. 1980....Third edition of Morris' first guide, title #3 of the Peterson Field Guide series, with 1035 described species, Photographed in 76 plates, 8 of which are in colour....$10

A Field Guide to the Shells of our Atlantic Coast by Percy A. Morris. HC 12 x 19 cm. 190 pgs. 1947....First edition of Morris' first guide, with 400 described & photographed species, 102 in colour....$10

A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Shells by Percy A. Morris, 1974. PB 11 x 18 cm. 297 pgs.....Paperback copy of the third printing of the second edition of the Peterson Field Guide series title #6, with 945 species described & 72 photographic plates (8 in colour)....$13

A Field Guide to Pacific Coast Shells by Percy A. Morris. HC 12 x 19 cm. 297 pgs. 1974....Third printing of the second edition of the Peterson Field Guide series title #6, with 945 species described & 72 photographic plates (8 in colour)....$14

Field Guide to Seashells of the World by Gert Lindner, 1978. PB. 13 x 19 cm. 271 pgs.  New condition pocket guide covers the topic well with hundreds of shells shown in 64 colour photo plates...$9   (2 available)                         

 Field Guide to Seashells of the World by Gert Lindner, 1978.  13 x 19 cm. 271 pgs.  Hardcover copies of this pocket guide covers the topic well with hundreds of shells shown in 64 colour photo plates...$10  (7 available)

A Field Guide to Shells of the Pacific Coast & Hawaii by Percy A. Morris. HC 12 x 19 cm. 297 pgs. 1966....First printing of the second edition of the Peterson Field Guide series title #6, with 945 species described & 72 photographic plates (8 in colour) Includes the "sinistral" O. porphyria on the dustjacket ....$15

A Field Guide to the Shells of our Atlantic Coast by Percy A. Morris, 1947. HC 12 x 19 cm. 236 pgs.....Second edition of Morris' first guide, with 400 described & photographed species, 102 in colour....$10

A Field Guide to the Atlantic Seashore by Kieth Gosner, 1978. PB. 11 x 18 cm. 329 pages.  Great book for the beach! Covers nearly anything a beachcomber is likely to come across, with 1047 plants & animals covered with over 1000 accurate illustrations...$12

A Glossary of 1001 Terms used in Conchology by Winifred Arnold, 1965.  21 x 28 cm. 50 pages.  Handy for beginner or expert, with 155 line drawn figures...$2 each or free with another book purchase (lots available)

A Guide to Field Identification, Seashells of North America by R.T. Abbott. PB 11 x 19 cm. 280 pgs. 1986....The revised edition, with hundreds of species beautifully & accurately illustrated by George Sandstrom. Decent coverage of the more findable species of both coasts....$8 (3 available)

Animals of the Estuary Shore Malcolm B. Jones, 1983. 14.5 by 20.5 cm. 162 pages. Coil-bound handbook for New Zealand estuarine life of numerous Phyla, with keys. $9

Canadian Atlantic Sea Shells by E. L. Bousfield, 1960.  PB 15 x 23 cm. 72 pages.  150 species covered in B&W photographs pretty much covers anything likely to be found from the littoral to mid depths...$6

Collecting World Seashells by Alan Major, 1974.  13 x 22 cm. 187 pages.  Covers over 300 species with numerous line drawings and colour photos...$10   (2 available)

Cowry Shells of World Seas by Joyce Allan, 1956.  18 x 25 cm. 170 pages  Hardcover book describes 2000 Cypraea species with 1240 somewhat dated looking illustrations and signed by the author...$18

Eastern Tidepool & Reef  by Dr. C. Harvey-Clark, 1997.  PB 14 x 21 cm. 64 pages.  North Central Atlantic marine life guide with each discussed specie photographed in colour...$9

Economic Mollusca of China 19 by 27 cm. 325 pages. All in Chinese except for latin names on plates & figures! Mostly illustrated with line drawings within the text, & 4 full page colour plates. $11

Exploring the Seashore Gloria Snively, 1978. 240 pgs. 23 x 15 cm. A field guide to Shorebirds & intertidal plants & animals of Oregon, Washington & B. C. with drawings, maps & photos...$14 (1 available)

Field Preparation of Marine Specimens George J. Mueller Curator, Marine Collection University of Alaska, 1972. 44 pages, 25 x 17 cm.

Guide to Shells by A.P.H. Oliver, 1975.  19 x 12 cm. 320 pgs. Over 1000 worldwide shells shown in beautiful full colour illustrations. Hardcover...$10   (3 avaiable)

Guide to Shells by A.P.H. Oliver, 1975. PB. 19 x 12 cm. 320 pgs. Over 1000 worldwide shells shown in beautiful full colour illustrations. Paperback edition...$9   (4 avaiable)

Hall's Shells of the Florida Coasts Revised edition 1956, reprinted 1983. 32 pgs. 21 x 14 cm. Line drawings & colour plates of the usual suspects from Florida...$4 (1 available)

Illustrations to "Catalogue of the Collection of Mazatlan Shells" by Phillip Carpenter Doris C. Brann, 1966. 111 pgs. 23 x 15 cm. 60 plates of line drawings originally intended for publication with Carpenter's 1857 work, including an index to the original text...$8 (1 available)

Introduction to Invertebrate Fossils of New York Paul L. Weinman, 1966. 21 by 28 cm. 19 page educational leaflet, with geological map & line drawings of examples. $3

Kingdom of the Seashell by R. Tucker Abbott, 1972.  22 x 29 cm. 256 pages. Over 250 illustrations in this Afirst truly comprehensive survey of seashells@ by the Issac Asimov of shell book authors...$15 (2 available)

Mollusks American Fisheries Society Special Pulbication 16. 25 x 17 cm Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates fromthe United States and Canada; 276 pages $15 New Zealand Shells & Shellfish Collecting & Eating Glen Pownall. 1971. 87 pgs. 25 x 19 cm. Information on collecting, colour photo section for identification & good assortment of recipes...$10 (1 available)

Of Sea and Shore Magazine Volume 23, No. 4 Winter 2001. Illustrated in full of colour plus 5 plates, 29.5cm x 21 cm. $ 5.95

Of Sea and Shore Magazine Volume 25, No. 4 Winter 2001. Illustrated in full of colour, 29.5cm x 21 cm. $7.95

Pacific Coast Shells by Percy A. Morris. PB. 12 x 18 cm. 297 pgs. 1987....More recent title for the Peterson Field Guide series title #6, with 945 species described & 72 photographic plates (8 in colour)....$15

Seashells '85 A 1985 calendar, but also a portfolio of 15 lovely art photos of selected shells, suitable for framing! $3

Seashells S. Peter Dance. 1973. 159 pgs. 18 x 11 cm. Good little starter book, beautifully colour illustrated...$4 (1 available)

Seashells, a Photographic Celebration by N. R. Gordon. HC. 27 x 36 cm. 144 pgs.1990....Big, beautifully photographed, hardcovered coffee table book....$15

Seashells by R.T. Abbott. PB 11 x 18 cm. 160 pgs. 1983....Nice introduction to the hobby with more than 160 colour photographs....$4

Seashells of Hawaii by Stephen Quirk & Charles Wolfe, 1974.  PB 18 x 25 cm. 32 pages.  337 species on 44 colour plates including Acenter-fold@ of 38 endemics. Thin & light enough to fit in luggage...$5  (9 available)

Seashells of the Caribbean by Lesley Sutty, 1990. PB 14 x 21 cm. 106 pages.  Thin but nice Apocket guide@ with all photogaphs in colour. Light enough to take on the flight South!...$8

Seashells of North America R. T. Abbott, 1968. 11 by 19 cm. 280 pages. Great little North American field guide, with 850 species illustrated in colour. $10

Shells Roderick Cameron, 1961. 21 by 24.5 cm. 100 pages. 1972 Edition. A well illustrated history of shells and their relationship to man in art, culture & commerce. $15

Shells (A Studio Book) by W.K. Emerson & A. Feininger, 1972.  26 x 31 cm. 295 pages.  Big, Acoffee table@ type book with lots of large format photographs...$30

Shells A Collectors Colour Guide by J. & R. Senders, 1984. 12 x 21 cm. 191 pgs. 144 colour photographs, each with pictograms giving info on shell structure, habitat & collecting methods...$11

Shells of the Philippines by F. J. Springsteen & F.M. Leobrera, 1986.  20 x 26 cm. 377 pages.  More than 1600 Philippine species covered in 100 full page colour photo plates. An indispensable volume for all collectors (in well loved condition)...$24

Simon & Schuster=s Guide to Shells edited by Harold Feinberg, 1980. PB. 12 x 19 cm. 512 pgs. Over 1200 colour photos cover  more than 350 species...$15

Skeldyrafana Islands by Ingimar Oskarson, 1982. 12 x 19 cm. 351 pages. In Icelandic, but with Latin names for each illustration...$5

Starting a Shell Collection Meriam Gilbert. Thin book, 45 pages, 26 x 18.5 cm. $ 5

The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Shells by Harald Rehder. PB 19 x 10 cm, 895 pgs. 1986....Second printing of the 1981 edition with 671 shells discussed in detail, notes on 200 more & 705 full colour identification photos....$13

The Conch Book by Dee Carstarphen, 1982.  PB 15 x 23 cm. 75 pages.  All you ever wanted to know about the Queen Conch from gestation to gastronomy...$5

The Molluscs A Guide to Their Study, Collection & Preservation by the American Malacological Society. PB 19 x 25 cm. 445 pgs. 2006....Lots of great info on how & where to collect, preserve & photograph molluscs....$24

The Shell 500 Million Years of Inspired Design by H. & M. Styx & R.T. Abbott. PB 25 x 25 cm. 163 pgs. 1978....Paperback version reproduced at close to the original size format, with 100 illustrations, 65 in colour....$9

The Shell 500 Million Years of Inspired Design by H. & M. Styx & R.T. Abbott. PB 24 x 17 cm. 144(?) pgs. 1973....Smaller format paperback version of this beautiful treatment, with the photos reprinted at less than their full original size....$5


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