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