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[Text: Edgar Allan Poe, The Conchologist's First Book, 1839.]
 
 
THE
 
CONCHOLOGIST'S FIRST BOOK:
 
OR,
 
A SYSTEM
 
OF
 
TESTACEOUS MALACOLOGY
 
Arranged expressly for the use of Schools,
 
IN WHICH
 
THE ANIMALS, ACCORDING TO CUVIER, ARE GIVEN
WITH THE SHELLS,
 
A GREAT NUMBER OF NEW SPECIES ADDED,
 
AND THE WHOLE BROUGHT UP, AS ACCURATELY AS POSSIBLE, TO
THE PRESENT CONDITION OF THE SCIENCE.
 

  BY EDGAR A. POE.

 
WITH ILLUSTRATIONS OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN SHELLS,
PRESENTING A CORRECT TYPE OF EACH GENUS.
 
 
PHILADELPHIA :
 
PUBLISHED FOR THE AUTHOR, BY
 
HASWELL, BARRINGTON, AND HASWELL,
 
AND FOR SALE BY THE PRINCIPAL BOOKSELLERS IN THE
UNITED STATES.
 
1839.
 



 

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