The Amphibia of the Indo-Australian Archipelago

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The Amphibia of the Indo-Australian Archipelago

By Kampen, P. N. van

SKU# 19001

$ 175.00

Pp. xii, 304 pp., with 29 text illustrations of amphibians (fine line-drawings).  Dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, original printed pale green wrappers bound in place, lg 8vo.  This is van Kampen’s most important work.  It documents the amphibians of the Dutch East Indies today known as the island nation of Indonesia.  According to Adler (vol. 2, pg. 133) it was written as a companion to Nelly de Rooij’s two volume set ‘Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago’ (1915-1917).  Van Kampen’s work covers 47 genera and 256 species of frogs and caecilians.  From the research collection of Illinois State University herpetologist Lauren E. Brown with his signature on the front endpaper.  Rare work.

Publisher E. J. Brill
Publisher Place Leiden
Date Published 1923
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Light browning to front wrapper and to half-title page; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
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