Lamprell, Kevin and Whitehead, Thora: BIVALVES OF AUSTRALIA. Volume 1
Book Number: 012699
Crawford House Press Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia 1992 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall xiv, + 182pp. Monochrome illustrated endpapers, several b/white line-drawings. Colour-plate frontispiece, plus a 77 plate colour section (illustration on recto page, facing page contains relevant text detail). Book clean and square. Spine firm, nominally bumped. Colour-illustrated boards lightly bumped on foot, else undamaged. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, with a faded but legible title on spine. A former owner's name/date on top corner of ffep., else textblock unmarked. Beautifully illustrated, the first work of its kind devoted solely to Australian bivalves, providing a comprehensive coverage for 26 of the most popular families, with 77 plates featuring 617 species. A great reference book that will enable easy identification by a casual beachcomber and beginner shell collector . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Acks., Preface, Pictorial Guide to Families, Shell Anatomy, Distribution Maps, Introduction, Class Bivalvia - Families, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx 840g. *Customers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote.