The Shell: Five Hundred Million Years of Inspired Design. Hardback coffee table book published in 1988.
"Sea shells have enchanted mankind as far back as human records go. Their variety of shape, color, structure, texture, and modes of adaptation seems inexhaustible. Small wonder that people have always found pleasure in owning them, or that artists and craftsmen have incorporated them in everything ranging from massive architecture to personal jewelry".
Condition: Good; light wear and scratches on back cover, some writing on interior.
Dimensions: 11" H, 11.5" W