Notes: "This little book grew out of a need, felt by the author, of a cheap and convenient manual of the more common shells found on the coast of California."
64 pages plus 16 black-and-white plates. 4-1/2 by 6-1/2 inches.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good copy in red cloth stamped in gilt (the book is seen in a variety of binding styles). The cloth shows moderate wear. A five digit number is stamped on the copyright page and in a few other places in the text. Bookplate on front pastedown.
Publication: San Francisco: Printed for the Author by Upton Bros, 1881.
Item No: #283476