Moluscos Terrestres de Cuba
by José Espinosa and Jesús Ortega
photographs by Julio Larramendi
ISBN 9789529254279, published in 2009 by the Spartacus Foundation, Finland and La Sociedad Cubana de Zoologia, casebound hardcover, 191 pages, page size about 9 by 11.5 inches, 23 by 29 cm., in Spanish, the text is illustrated throughout with color photographs that are full-page size or smaller.
"Moluscos Terrestres de Cuba" is a book that I've been able to find copies of from time to time. It is in Spanish and most likely was printed for readers and collectors in Cuba. It is a comprehensive but far from complete look at the many beautiful and endemic terrestrial mollusks that are (or were) found in Cuba. The text contains an overall look at these mollusks and coverage of some of these shells' major families. It also has a section covering the topic "man and mollusks" that shows some great examples of these shells in art and advertising. The book is both a coffee-table book and a textbook and serves both purposes very well. These books were previously owned, but it is in nearly new condition. They have a few bumped corners and small bumps along the edge of the front cover. One copy has been signed by the photographer, J. Lattamendi.