On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands.
Item ID 63732
London, The Zoological Society of London, 1886. Large 4to (32.2 x 25.4 cm). 28 pp. [35-62]; seven very fine lithographed plates, one with a figure (of a snake) hand-coloured. Original printed front wrapper, and later rear wrapper. Important herpetological contribution to these remote island-group, northeast of New Guinea. This paper was largely based on material collected by H. B. Guppy on board H.M.S. "Lark", in 1883-1884. The description includes that of many new species and even a new family, and affinities with the adjacent faunal regions are suggested. The plates are beautiful, with some very large figures. Later - matching - rear wrapper, otherwise a very good, clean copy. A rare work with large plates