This Manual was intended as a work of reference for students and enquirers into Conchology. Because the second edition was favourably received at the time of publication the author felt motivated to make a Third Edition which was then enlarged & revised.
Author G B Sowerby
Date 1846 (Third Edition - 'enlarged and improved')
Binding Brown cloth, embossed design on front & rear covers ; gilt decorative shell design, & title on the spine
Publisher Henry G Bohn
Illustrator 34 Pages of chromo-lithographs of shells (33 following the text + frontispiece) ; 650 individual figures in total ; 2 folding tables
Condition G/VG (Spine has been professionally re-laid with expertise)