Illustrations of Type Specimens of Molluscs described by William Healy Dall
(North-Western Pacific Gastropods)
edited by S. Kosuge
no date, National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan, cardboard covers , 64 pages (not numbered), about 7¼ by 10 inches, (18 by 25.5 cm), 29 page size black and white photographic plates, map, intrioduction in English and in Japanese
This is an invaluable work that illustrates the type specimens described by Dall who lived from 1845 until 1927 and who was the foremost conchologist of his day. Dall's work to a great degree involved the shells found in Japan and this book is a document of those shells that he described. This is a new copy of this book and I recommend it to anyone who seriously studies the shells of Japan especially the shells of the family Buccinidae found in the northern waters.