Papers from the Tortugas Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Volume I to Volume VI (a consecutive set of 6 volumes bound in the original dark green cloth)

By Carnegie Institution of Washington

SKU# 17988

$ 100.00

Pp. v, 191; v, 325; v, 151; v, 185; iii, 222; iii, 323; 170+ full page plates (photos, line-drawings, halftones – some in color), numerous text-figures.  Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, endpapers renewed, sm 4to.  A consecutive set of six volumes, these are Carnegie Institution of Washington Publication Numbers 102, 103, 132, 133, 182, 183.  This set contains 57 papers on marine invertebrates, marine plants, reptiles, birds and more.  A few key titles include “Notes on Medusae of the western Atlantic” by H. F. Perkins; “Habits, reactions, and mating instincts of the Walking-Stick, Aplopus mayeri” by C. Stockard; “A contribution to the life-histories of the Booby and Man-O-War bird” by F. M. Chapman; “Behavior of the Loggerhead Turtle in depositing its eggs” by S. O. Mast; “Reaction to light and other points in the behavior of the Starfish” by R. P. Cowles; “A contribution to the geologic history of the Floridian Plateau” by Thomas, W. Vaughan; “History of the Spotted Eagle Ray, Aetobatus narinari, with a study of its external structures” by E. W. Gudger; and “Bryozoa of the Tortugas Islands, Florida” by R. C. Osburn.  Mildly ex-library with a white call number on the spine, circular blind-stamp on the title and a red number on the contents page; no other library marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Carnegie Institution of Washington
Publisher Place Washington, DC
Date Published 1908-1914
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 6
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description A tight, bright and clean set in near fine condition.
Limited Edition