Spiny Oyster Shells of the World
by Kevin Lamprell
1987, E.J. Brill-Dr. W. Backhuys, Leiden, Netherlands, hardcover with printed dust jacket, 82 pages incl. 30 full page color plates, size is 7¾ by 10½ inches (about 20 by 27cm)
This book has been out of print for quite a while. While it is not as complete as "Spiny Oysters" which was put together from the final notes of this author and published after his death, it is a very complete treatment of the majority of the shells that make up this colorful and beautiful family of marine bivalves. The color photographs are sharp and detailed and a nice size so that the details of the shells are quite clear. These books are new from a book dealer's inventory. There is a residual mark of tape residue on the front fly-leaf.