Iowa City, IO, University of Iowa, 1919. 8vo (22.8 x 15.1 cm). 274 pp.; 50 plates, including a map (of the expeditions route). Original dark blue buckram with gilt title on the spine. Printed card, "With the compliments of the University of Iowa at the suggestion of the author" tipped in.
A well-written and well-illustrated work by the American invertebrate zoologist Charles Cleveland Nutting (1858-1927). It deals with a zoological expedition to Puerto Rico, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Barbados, and other islands in the Caribbean. Plates XXI and XL show rare, mostly deep-water, molluscs. The rare Turbinella nuttingi Henderson – known from only a few islands – is inadvertently described as new in the caption of the plate. Published in the series, University of Iowa Studies in Natural History, Vol. VIII(3). A rare near mint copy of this scarce work.