"His most comprehensive herpetological work" (Adler)

Nikolsky, A. M. [Nikolski, Nikolskii]

Faune de la Russie et des pays limitrophes fondée principalement sur les collections du Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Petrograd. Reptiles (Reptilia). Volumes I-II. [Complete].

Published 1915-1916
Item ID 62884

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Petrograd, Musée Zoologique de l'Académie Impériale des Sciences de Petrograd, 1915-1916. Two volumes in two. 8vo (25.0 x 16.6 cm). 884 [534; 350] pp.; 133 [69; 64] text engravings, 17 [9; 8] plates. Uniform original printed wrappers.

Important contribution to the very rich reptile fauna of Russia and adjacent states by the Russian herpetologist Alexander Mikhailovich Nikolsky (1858-1942). He was particularly interested in in systematics, faunal surveys, zoogeography and life histories (see Adler). The work includes new taxa. Well-illustrated. In Russian, but the diagnoses of taxa in Latin. Uncut, unopened. Cancelled stamp on front wrappers, wrapper edges a bit frayed, one text page with a short tear, otherwise a very good, clean set. Very rare. Adler I, pp. 68-69; Cat. BM(NH) Suppl., p. 928.

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