Shells of New Guinea and the Central Indo-Pacific
by Alan Hinton
Robert Brown and Associates, 1972, [First Edition], colour photographs by the author throughout, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 071681144
Near Fine Condition, book has minor shelf and edge wear (no rubbing, just discoloration), dustjacket has minor shelf/edge wear.
'It includes among its superb photographs many specimens that are rarely found elsewhere in the world. It is complete with maps of collection sites; an introduction to shell collecting; a text detailing popular families; color plates throughout; and a comprehensive index - it is a book to inspire the most ignorant of laymen. Variations within individual population and ages of shells are distinguished. Each illustration is accompanied by descriptions on the facing page, obviating the inconvenience, common to naturalist texts of thumbing from reference to plate.'