Standard Catalog of Shells
by Robert J. L. Wagner and R. Tucker Abbott
ISBN 09-91582603-8, 3rd Edition, published in 1977 by American Malacologists, Greenville, Delaware, U.S.A., loose-leaf bound in special printed binder, illustrated with small black and white drawings within the text and contains colored maps
This is the final edition of this amazing work and it was issued ten years after the first edition called "Van Nostrand's Standard Catalog of Shells" which was a paperbacked book. This edition is greatly expanded in physical size and contains a large amount of added material to the original edition. The book consists of an introductory section, corrections and changes made after this printing, and then tabbed sections on the Muricidae, Gastropoda (Misc), Cypraeidae, Strombidae, Volutidae, Conidae, Bivalvia , Cephalopoda, Values, Record Sizes, Shell Collection (catalog for owner's collection), and maps. The sections can be re-arranged as desired. Some of the sections have never been opened. A huge amount of work was put into the production of this catalog and it is sad that the project was never updated beyond this edition.