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1 Abbott, R. Tucker Kingdom of the Seashell

New York: Bonanza Books [1972] 1982 reprint edition, 1st printing thus. Abbot presents a comprehensive survey of seashells, their biology, practical aspects of the shellfisheries, and the rewarding pleasures of collecting. Dust jacket, 4to in forest green, over 250 illustrations, 66pp in full color, guide to literature, index, 256pp, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
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2 Abbott, R. Tucker Kingdom of the Seashell

New York: Bonanza Books [1972] 1982 reprint edition, 5th printing. Abbot presents a comprehensive survey of seashells, their biology, practical aspects of the shellfisheries, and the rewarding pleasures of collecting. Dust jacket, 4to in forest green, over 250 illustrations, 66pp in full color, guide to literature, index, 256pp, contents as new, Fine/Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Abbott, R. Tucker Seashells

New York: Gallery Books, American Nature Guides series 1990, 1st edition. A field guide written one of the world's leading malacologists, provides full-color photographs and clear descriptions of nearly 400 common shelled mollusks of three regions: the eastern Atlantic, the western Atlantic, and the eastern Pacific. Paperbound with wrapper, 12mo spiral-bound, color illustrations on coated paper throughout, index, 176pp, as new, near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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4 Cotton, Bernard C. South Australian Shells

no city: The South Australian Museum 1963, 5th edition of 6,000. An illustrated reference booklet for those naturalists who are just beginning to take an interest in seashells. SOFT cover, large 8vo saddle-stitched, 14 plates, 266 seashells, no marks, Very Good. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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5 Cox Scallop: Studies of a Shell, The

London: Shell Transport and Trading Company 1957, 1st. Eight essays on the scallop: Shell, A Word's Pedigree; The Living Scallop; A Symbol in Ancient Times; Badge of St. James; The Cradle of Venus; Escallops in Armoury; An Excursions in the Americas; The Scallop at the Table. Nearly 100 illustrations, most in full color. Red cloth with gold pressed design on spine and front board, pictorial endpapers, 8.5x11, 135 pages, a very nice copy of an extraordinary book, overall near Fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Dance, S. Peter Shells and Shell Collecting

London: Hamlyn Publishing Group Ltd. 1972. Dance gives a broad scientific account of the phylum Mollusca, with creatures varying in size from pinheads to over feet in length, explaining how shells are formed, how the animal feed and live, and the history of shell collecting. Dust jacket beginning to de-laminate and one small tear at heel of spine, 4to in tan cloth, pictorial endpapers, profusely illustrated with b&w and color photos, index, 128pp, clean with no marks, near Fine/Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Hall, Francis W. Shells of the Florida Coasts

Neptune Beach FL: Francis Wyly Hall [1956] 1965, revised edition, 5th printing. A shell pamphlet for amateurs, illustrated throughout by the author. SOFT cover, 8vo (5.5x8), 36pp, Very Good. 
Price: 5.00 USD
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8 Johns, Veronica P. She Sells Seashells

New York: Funk & Wagnalls 1968. A mystery novelist describes her fascination with seashells and her experiences as a shopkeeper selling them. Dust jacket worn but only small tears, 12mo half-bound in blue cloth and beige paper, pictorial endpapers, edges spotted and light foxing to end matter, contents clean and tight with no marks, Good/Fair. 
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9 Johns, Veronica P. She Sells Seashells

New York: Funk & Wagnalls 1968. A mystery novelist describes her fascination with seashells and her experiences as a shopkeeper selling them. Dust jacket worn but only small tears, 12mo half-bound in blue cloth and beige paper, pictorial endpapers, clean and tight with no marks, Very Good/Good. 
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10 Johnstone, Kathleen Y. Collecting Seashells

New York: Grosset & Dunlap 1977. A complete guide for both beginning and veteran collectors, illustrated with 5 color plates, b&w photos, and numerous line drawings. SOFT cover, 198pp, 6x9, clean, slight page browning, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Saul, Mary Shells

Garden City NY: Doubleday & Company 1974. An illustrated guide to a timeless and fascinating world. Dust jacket, 4to in yellow cloth, inscription on front endpaper o/w no marks, contents as new, near Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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12 Travers, Louise A. Romance of Shells, The

New York: Avenel Books 1962. Travers tells all about seashells, including how to make shell pictures. Dust jacket, 8vo in light grey cloth, name on outside front endpaper, clean and tight, Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Travers, Louise A. Romance of Shells, The

New York: Avenel Books 1962. Travers tells all about seashells, including how to make shell pictures. Dust jacket, 8vo in light grey cloth, 8 color plates, line drawings throughout, index, 128pp, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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14 Travers, Louise A. Romance of Shells, The

New York: Avenel Books 1962. Travers tells all about seashells, including how to make shell pictures. Dust jacket, 8vo in light grey cloth, 8 color plates, line drawings throughout, index, 128pp, clean and tight, near Fine. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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15 Ward, Peter D. In Search of Nautilus

New York: Simon and Schuster, A New York Academy of Sciences Book 1988, 1st. Three centuries of scientific adventures in the deep Pacific to capture a prehistoric--and living--fossil. Dust jacket price clipped, 8vo half-bound in blue cloth and cream paper, b&w photos, index, 238pp, contents as new, near Fine/near Fine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 Webb, Walter F. Handbook for Shell Collectors

St. Petersburg FL: Walter Freeman Webb 1948. A must for every collector, 73 full page plates, 1400 specimens. Dust jacket portion of front only in protective cover, 8vo in blue cloth with small spots, illustrated throughout, no marks, clean and tight, Very Good/Poor. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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