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An illustrated Brighton travel guide Circa 1834

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ITS USE.                         77
very different names. The object is to find an appellation for it, and other shells, which shall be common to all naturalists; and thus assist you, by reference to their works, to discover every thing that is known respecting them. The shell we have been speak­ing of, is the helix janthina; and when once you are acquainted with this, its Linnsean name, you may readily find, in books on conchology, such a description of it as would prevent your mistaking any other for it. I believe you already know the three great divisions into which shells are arranged, of univalves, bivalves, and multivalves."
" Yes, mamma," said Lewis, tak­ing up a common whelk, (buccinum,)
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