Some Extinct Elephants, Their Relatives and the Two Living Species

By Deraniyagala, P. E. P.

SKU# 18799

$ 65.00

Pp. (1), 161; 48 full page black-and-white photo plates, 12 text-figures and maps.  Later black cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, original tan printed wrappers bound in place, 4to.  A publication of the Ceylon National Museums.  Presents a detailed review of fossil elephants from South and East Asia (India, China, mainland and island Southeast Asia) as well a review of the morphology, anatomy and behavior of the two living elephant species.  No ownership and few signs of use.  Laid in at front is a newspaper article that profiles the author P. E. P. Deraniyagala, who was also a boxer in his youth.

Publisher Government Press
Publisher Place Colombo, Ceylon
Date Published 1955
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Very good
Condition Description The title page and the final blank page are lightly browned, the entire text, plates and original wrappers are bright and clean; a tight copy in very good condition.
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