"Introduction" The Conchologist's Companion
This introduction to the reprint of Mary Roberts's popular conchology text (1831) sets it within the broader scope of her writing on marine biology and explains the influence of the Evangelical Revival on her meditative style.
Donald L. Opitz Ph.D.. "Introduction" The Conchologist's Companion. Ed. Bernard Lightman. Bristol: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. v-x.