Los Crocodylia de sur America. Volume I: Los Crocodylia de Colombia, Volume II: Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Guayana Francesa, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay

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Los Crocodylia de sur America. Volume I: Los Crocodylia de Colombia, Volume II: Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Guayana Francesa, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay, Argentina, Uruguay

By Medem, Federico

SKU# 18294

$ 575.00

(vol. I): pp. 354, 138 text-figures – some in color, 3 of 4 folding distribution maps (includes maps 1, 3, and 4 -- map 2 on ecto-parasites was never issued); (vol. II): pp. 270, 71 text-figures – some in color, 13 folding distribution maps.  Publisher's simulated brown crocodile-skin over cloth (hardcover) with color pictorial stiff wrappers bound in place, sm 4to.  This work provides a detailed survey of the distribution, ecology, conservation status of the caiman and crocodiles of South America including Trinidad and Tobago.  Volume I covers crocodiles of Colombia.  Volume II presents covers the crocodiles of Venezuela, Trinidad, Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, Guayana Francesa, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brasil, Paraguay, Argentina, and Uruguay.  A very scarce work that draws together much information on South American caimans and crocodiles not available elsewhere.  The faux crocodile skin binding is very unusual.  I cannot find any evidence of other copies bound in this same way.  The quality and style of the binding appears to be one put on by the publisher.  Perhaps a very limited number of copies were bound in this special way.  The text is in Spanish with Latin names used throughout.  No ownership marks.

Publisher Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Publisher Place Bogota
Date Published 1981-1983
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 2
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition