A Monograph of the Genus Casuarius ++ Pycraft, W.P. With a Dissertation on the Morphology and Phylogeny of the Palaeognathae (Ratitae and Crypturi) and Neognathae (Carinatae)
By Rothschild, Walter
Pp. 109-290; 18 fine hand-colored lithographic plates by J.G. Keulemans, 2 hand-colored maps, 4 black and white photoprint engraved lithographic plates by H. Grönvold. Contemporary brown half morocco leather over fine marbled boards, spine with five raised bands with gilt-lettering in one compartment and ornate gilt floral decorations in the other five compartments, sm folio. Transactions of the Zoological of London, volume 15, parts 1 and 2. This is the classic monograph on the brightly colored cassowaries that inhabit the Papuan subregion, consisting of New Guinea and some of its islands, Northern Queensland, and the island of Ceram in the Moluccas. The fine plates by Keulemans are simply exquisite. See also Casey Wood 543 and Anker 215. From the research collection of Illinois State University naturalist Lauren E. Brown with his signature and date of purchase on the front endpaper. Rare.
|Publisher||Zoological Society of London|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Light browning to the endpapers; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.|