The Operculate Land Mollusks of the Family Annulariidae of the Island of Hispanola and the Bahama Archipelago
By Paul Bartsch
Published by the Smithsonian Institution in 1946 as Bulletin 192, stapled binding in a cardboard wrapper, about 6 by 9.5 inches, 15 by 24.5 cm., 264 pages, plus 38 page-size black and white photographic plates, pages are uncut at the top,
"The Operculate Land Mollusks of the Family Annulariidae of the Island of Hispanola and the Bahama Archipelago" is an important contribution to our knowledge of the mollusks in the Annulariidae found in the islands that make up the Bahamas and on the island of Hispanola, (Haiti and the Dominican Republic). It was for many years the only complete study of these shells and although many of these shells may now no longer exist due to the expansion of agriculture and frequent storm damage to these islands. These new copies of this book and I was surprised when they turned up when I was clearing out the office so that it could get a long-overdue painting. They are probably the only four new copies of this book that you'll ever see. It is a hard book to find and I was able to find only one other copy offered in Europe, and it was in used condition. I also found some other copies of this book for sale in the USA, but they are reprints and the resolution of the photos is not nearly as good as what you'll see in the original books.