A Review of the Marine Cottid fishes of California (1944) + The Evolution of the Marine Cottidae of California with a discussion of the Genus as a Systematic Category (1947)

By Bolin, Rolf L.

SKU# 17916

$ 38.00

Pp. 130, 40 full page line-drawings of fishes + pp. 16, 1 text-figure.  Early red cloth, lettered in black on the spine, lg 8vo.  Stanford Ichthyological Bulletin, volume 3, no. 1 + volume 3, no. 3.  The Cottidae are a family of fish in the superfamily Cottoidea, the sculpins.  It is the largest sculpin family, with about 275 species in 70 genera.  They are referred to simply as cottids to avoid confusion with sculpins of other families.  Cottids are distributed worldwide, especially in boreal and colder temperate climates.  The center of diversity is the northern Pacific Ocean.  Species occupy many types of aquatic habitats, including marine and fresh waters, and deep and shallow zones.  A large number occur in near-shore marine habitat types, such as kelp forests and shallow reefs.  (modified after Wiki).  The endpapers and title pages bear the ink stamp of “Library of the Natural History Museum Stanford University.”  The title pages of both papers are labeled ‘Copy #3;’ the front cloth cover was also labeled ‘Copy #3’ but that has been blacked out by a former owner.  It is likely that these papers were put on library reserve for a course taught by George Sprague Myers.  This volume shows very few signs of use – it never left the Natural History Museum Library.  The second smaller paper is tipped in at front of the larger paper.  Both of these papers on the Cottidae are now very scarce.

Publisher Natural History Museum of Stanford University
Publisher Place Stanford, CA
Date Published 1944-1947
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The cloth on the spine is lightly sunned, the outer cloth corners show minor rubbing, the text is bright and clean; a tight copy in very good condition.
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