Hardback coffee table book with a focus on shells. By R. Tucker Abbott and Hugh and Marguerite Stix, published in 1988. 1st edition, 187 pages.
"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".