De Javaansche Gifslangen en Haar Betekenis voor den Mensch

By Kopstein, Felix

SKU# 14597

$ 50.00

Pp. (viii), [2], 138; color frontispiece, 18 plates with black-and-white photos, numerous un-numbered text-figures (mostly line drawings). Original color pictorial wrappers, lg 8vo. This work details the Javanese poisonous snakes and their relationship to humans. This copy was purchased on a trip to Indonesia in Batavia (the Dutch name for Jakarta) by herpetologist Edward Taylor in 1940; the title page is also signed by Taylor. According to the inscription on the title page, Taylor passed the volume on to Hobart M. Smith in 1946. The small name stamp of Hobart Smith also appears at the top of the front wrapper. An interesting association copy. The text is in Dutch.

Publisher Nederlandsch-Indische Natuurhistorische Vereeniging
Publisher Place Weltevreden
Date Published 1930
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First
Number of Volumes
Reprint No
Condition Very Good
Condition Description Light wear to wrappers at the head and foot of the spine; a tight and clean copy in very good condition.
Limited Edition