Sea Shells of Tropical West -2nd Edition
Marine Mollusks from Baja California to Peru
by A. Myra Keen
1971, Stanford Univ. Press, cloth bound with printed dust jacket, 1064 pages, 6.5 by 10.25 inches (16 by 25 cm) 22 full color plates and hundreds of plates with black and white photographs and drawings.
What Abbott's second edition is to the shells of the USA this second edition of Keen's "Sea Shells of Tropical West America " is the the shells of the Pacific coast line from Baja California to Peru.This 1971, second edition is a greatly expanded work from the original book that appeared in 1958. The book covers 790 bivalves, 1864 gastropods and numerous specimens of the other classes of the phylum mollusca These books are used but they look like they are in almost new condition. This book is one of the essential books that should be in every shell collector's library. This used copy is in extremely good condition. The body of the book is almost new and the dust jacket, which is usually very tattered has only a few tears, reiforcedon the back with tape. It is one of the best copies we've had recently.