The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago, volume I: Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria + volume II: Ophidia, 2 volumes, complete
By Rooij, Nelly de
Pp. xiv, 384; 132 text-figures; pp. xiv, 334; 117 text-figures. Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and front cover, original gray endpapers, lg 8vo. According to Adler’s ‘History of Herpetology,’ volume 1 (p. 76-77), “De Rooij publishes only a dozen papers, primarily on the herpetology of Dutch possessions in the East and West Indies, but she is long remembered for her book: The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago.” The work presents 624 species of reptiles; even after 104 years, this monograph it is still considered the standard work on the region. The two volume set covers the region from Sumatra through New Guinea and includes the island of Borneo. This work was the herpetological culmination of the Dutch effort to explore their territory in the East Indies which began in the 18th century. From the research library of Stanford herpetologist/ichthyologist George Sprague Myers, with his signature and circular name stamp on the front endpaper and on the verso of the title page. No other ownership marks and no signs of use.
|Publisher||E. J. Brill|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||2|
|Condition Description||Minor bump to rear outer corner of volume I only; a bright and clean copy in fine condition.|