A plain and easy account of the land and fresh-water mollusks of Great Britain

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Page 245 - A clear, bold, distinctive type enables the reader to take In at a glance the arrangement and divisions of every page. And Mrs. Lankester has added to the technical description by the editor an extremely interesting popular sketch, which follows in smaller type. The...
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