Regency Pastimes: Conchology

From The young lady’s book: a manual of elegant recreations, exercises, and pursuits (1829):

The book goes on to describe more specifically species and observations (you can click on any of the excerpts to be taken to the Google book and read).

The science in the book seems a bit iffy, but nonetheless it is an interesting recommendation for a young lady and one that invariably depends on her proximity to the sea.  There were scientific illustrations and studies published and available if a young lady was passionate about the topic, and probably provided a great outlet to exercise the mind.

I don’t remember ever reading a Regency heroine who was passionate about Conchology.  Do you?  Tweet at me and share any books I missed @Regency_Reader.

Elements of conchology, according to the Linnæan system (1825)

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