I’ve added a new title to my library wish list, The Book of Shells. The life-size edition classifies over 600 seashells and for a budding collector like myself (geeky, I know…) it’s a very exciting thing. Did you know the Matchless Cone (second from top) was one of the rarest shells of the 18th century? At an auction in 1796 a Matchless Cone sold at six times the price of a Vermeer painting. Apparently I’m not the only one that loves seashells!
(via The New York Times)