The Snakes of the Philippine Islands
By Taylor, Edward H.
Pp. 312; 37 full page plates (black-and-white photos, line-drawings and halftones), 32 text-figures (line-drawings). Recent one-half black morocco leather, spine with five raised bands set off by gilt panel lines, over green marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, lg 8vo. This is the very rare first printing of this important monograph on the snakes of the Philippines. The scarcity of the work is due to its small print run and its exposure to the tropical climate of Manila where it was published. The author spent many months in the Philippines studying more than 3000 snakes stored in the Bureau of Science and other local institutions. Due to exhaustive nature of Taylor’s studies, this monograph still stands as a major reference source 95 years after its publication. No ownership marks and few signs of use.
|Publisher||Bureau of Printing|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||Light tanning to the title page, a bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a very attractive leather binding.|