"Is found from six to twelve pounds, and is taken in large numbers on the British as well as Dutch coasts." — Goodrich, 1859

Brill

"Is found from six to twelve pounds, and is taken in large numbers on the British as well as Dutch coasts."…

"[From left to right:] Fusus Longissimus, Pearl Oyster and Coral, Volute, Thorny Woodcock." — Goodrich, 1859

Mollusca

"[From left to right:] Fusus Longissimus, Pearl Oyster and Coral, Volute, Thorny Woodcock." —…

A calcareous secretion formed chiefly of calcium carbonate, and found as a morbid deposit around a central nucleus within the shells of various mollusks, especially those of pearl-oysters and river mussels.

Pearl

A calcareous secretion formed chiefly of calcium carbonate, and found as a morbid deposit around a central…

A man fishing for pearls.

Pearl Fisher

A man fishing for pearls.

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

Pearl-fishery

Pearl divers hunting for oysters on the bottom of the sea.

"Furnishes the fines pearls; the shells are also imported in vast quanities, the inner layer, known as "mother of pearl", being used for a great number of ornamental purposes." — Goodrich, 1859

Pearl-oyster

"Furnishes the fines pearls; the shells are also imported in vast quanities, the inner layer, known…