The Gigantic Land Tortoises of the Galapagos Archipelago

By Van Denburgh, John

SKU# 16295

$ 325.00

Pp. 175 + 112 full page photo-plates. Publisher’s original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and with 5 gilt panel lines and date at the base, (original printed pale green wrappers bound in place), lg 8vo. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, volume 2, part 1. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, no 10. From the library of herpetologist John C. Murphy with his circular blind stamp on the front wrapper. Rarely offered in the original publisher’s cloth.

Publisher California Academy of Sciences
Publisher Place San Francisco
Date Published 1914
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint Yes
Condition Very good
Condition Description The original cloth is edge-worn along the outer joints and head and foot of the spine, there is an old wrinkle to the cloth on the bottom third of the spine, the front and rear free endpapers show some browning, the printed wrappers and text pages are clean; overall a good to very good copy.
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