Some Extinct Elephants, Their Relatives and the Two Living Species
By Deraniyagala, P. E. P.
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 Place||Colombo, Ceylon|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|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.|