Atlante delle Conchiglie Terrestri e Dulciacquicole Italiane
by Tizano and Vincente Cossignani
ISBN 9788886070065, published in 1995 by L'Informatore Piceno, Ancona, Italy, case-bound hardcover, 208 pages, about 20.5 by 30.5 cm., or 8 by 12 inches, in Italian, illustrated throughout with color photographs and stippled drawings throughout the entire book
This is a very ambitious book to illustrate the numerous land and freshwater mollusks that are found in Italy. There I also an appendix listing the names for all the thousands of names given to these species by their families. There is no consideration given as to the validity of these names, but having this list as an alphabetical appendix is a great service for the collectors and the scientists working with these shells. What text there is, is in Italian. This should not be a drawback since what text there is, is minimal. This book is one that never got the attention that it deserves, and copies of the book are extremely hard to find.