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The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design

by Hugh Stix, Marguerite Stix and R. Tucker Abbott; with photographs by H. Landshoff

Condition: Near fine/Very good +

New York, New York: Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams, 1988. New Edition. Hardcover--cloth. Near fine/Very good +. Large oblong quarto, 11" tall x 11 1/2 " wide, [40] +188 + [8] pages including color and black and white plates throughout, orange cloth. With 100 illustrations, 65 in color; several fold-outs. A nearfine, clean, neat hardcover with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white, with slight soiling to the top fore-edge. In a very, lightly rubbed and edge worn dust jacket.
  • Bookseller: Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45708
  • Title: The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design
  • Author: Hugh Stix, Marguerite Stix and R. Tucker Abbott; with photographs by H. Landshoff
  • Format/binding:Hardcover--cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Near fine
  • Jacket condition: Very good +
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: New Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0810980878
  • ISBN 13:9780810980877
  • Publisher: Abradale Press / Harry N. Abrams
  • Place: New York, New York
  • Date published: 1988
  • Keywords: Shell Collecting; H. Landshoff, photographer, Nature, design
  • Bookseller catalogs: Photography; Nature;


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