Pliocene Mollusca of Southern Florida
With Special Reference to those from North Saint Petersburg
by Alex A. Olsson & Anne Harbison
With Special Chapters on Turridae by William G. Fargo
and Vitrinelliade and Fresh-Water Mollusks by Henry A. Pilsbry
ISBN 0-88275-980-9, 1990 reprint of original 1953 publication of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by The Shell Museum and Educational Foundation, Sanibel Island, FL a hardcover in a green library binding, about 5¾ by 9-inch size, (about 14.5 by 22 cm), 457 pages with an additional 65 pages of black and white page- size photographic plates plus their keys,
This book although it appeared in print in 1953 is still considered to be the "standard " reference guide for an identification guide to over 450 species of molluscan species found in south Florida's Pliocene Epoch (5.3 to 2.8 million years in the past) when most of what we know as Florida today was the bottom of the sea. The descriptions given for the shells are thoroughly written and the plates are clear and detailed. The original work, and a several reprints as well as this one are now out of print. This is a used copy but the text and plate can easily pass for new. There is a small address label that the previous owner has pasted to the front fly leaf and some scuffing at the bottom of the spine. This copy has a clear Mylar cover protecting its covers. I am unaware of this edition of the book having an original dust cover and this may have been added by the previous owner.