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A Field Guide to Shells of the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts and the West Indies (Peterson Field Guide Series #3). 3rd edition

by Percy A. Morris; edited by William J. Clench

Condition: Near Fine / Very Good

Boston, Massachusetts: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1975. Fifth printing. Hardcover--cloth. Near Fine / Very Good. Duodecimo, 7 1/2" tall, xxviii + 330 + 152 plate pagess, illustrated endpapers, green cloth. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, moderately edge worn dust jacket.


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