Antillean Terrapins

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Antillean Terrapins

By Barbour, T. and Carr, Jr., A. F.

SKU# 18328

$ 600.00

Pp. (2), 381-415, (2); 1 full page black-and-white photo-plate, 8 full page color plates after E. N. Fisher, del., 4 text figures (line-drawings), errata slip is tipped-in at page 406.  Contemporary blue-ribbed cloth with the spine lettered in gilt, 4to.  This work describes the small turtles of the West Indian islands in the Caribbean Sea.  These turtles live in fresh or brackish water.  The name "terrapin" is derived from torope, a word in the Native American Algonquian language.  It became part of common usage during the colonial era of North America and was carried back to Great Britain.  Since then, it has been used in common names for testudines in the English language (from Wiki).  From the research library of herpetologist Kraig Adler with his small bookplate and name stamp on the front endpapers. This work has become very scarce, in part due to the small print run in 1940.

Publisher Museum of Comparative Zoology
Publisher Place Cambridge, MA
Date Published 1940
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description A fine copy in an attractive cloth binding.
Limited Edition