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The Living Volutes

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Monograph covering the marine mollusks in the family Volutidae
Part Number: 1004 Liv Volutes
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The Living Volutes
by Clifton S. Weaver and John E. du Pont

Assigned ISBN 978-0913176016 published in 1970 by the Delaware Museum of Natural History, blue cloth binding with gold stamped lettering on the front and spine, oversized book, 8.75 by 11.75 inches, 21.5 by 30.5 cm., 375 pages, includes 79 full-pages size color photographs of specimens, and 186 pages of text with detailed descriptions of the species and some black and white photographs. It also contains maps and some anatomical drawings.

I was amazed to come across 4 copies of this very important monograph in brand new condition even though these books are now 50 years old. There have been some other books over the years that cover this family, and there have been additions of new species and other changes in their classification that have occurred. But, never-the-less no other book has covered these often rare and beautiful mollusks with fuller descriptions combined with excellent photographic coverage. Many of the shells in the family are very beautiful and several of them included in the book are of the only specimens know at the time that this book was written.

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