A Collector's Guide to Seashells of the World by Jerome M. Eisenberg
9780070191402 A Collectors Guide to Seashells of the World. 1981. "The most comprehensive one-volume guide to world-wide seashells ever published, this lavishly illustrated book ( 158 full-color plates) includes nearly 4000 specimens, representing over 2600 species carefully selected for their color, pattern and perfection. All of the species included were chosen for their beauty, exotic nature or popularity. In addition, many unusual and obscure shells have been shown to represent families that are usually missing from most guides. All species are listed with their scientific and popular names, geographic distribution, range of sizes, forms, rarity and valuation.'