Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon

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Ophidia Taprobanica or the Snakes of Ceylon

By Wall, Colonel F.

SKU# 18474

$ 425.00

Pp. xxii, 581, frontispiece portrait of the author’s father, 98 text-figures (line-drawings of snakes), 1 folding map of Ceylon at end, publisher's notice tipped in at the title page and two errata slips tipped in at p. 1.  Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and on the upper cover with blind-stamped border lines on the covers, original floral endpapers, 8vo.  According to Kraig Adler, volume 1, p. 72, this volume was Wall’s best known work.  From the library of William M. Tomlinson with his attractive color bookplate on the front pastedown.  No other ownership marks and almost no signs of use.

Publisher H. R. Cottle
Publisher Place Colombo
Date Published 1921
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Two tiny bumps to the top outer corners of the cloth; a very bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
Limited Edition