Rare: we found only some copies listed with fewer pages

Riemer, W. J. and H. G. Dowling (eds.)

Catalogue of American amphibians and reptiles.

Published 1963-1985
Item ID 10988
€250.00

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New York, NY, Herpetological Catalogue Committee of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1963-1985. 4to (28.0 x 21.6 cm). 370 parts with well over 1,000 pp., numerous maps and text figures. In original cloth binder with silver title on the spine.

A massive work, issued in parts and apparently not in any systematic order. It is, however, arranged systematically and this has lead to an intricate pagination. It seems that this is all that has been published: we found only some copies listed with fewer pages, the highest number being 200 pp. An additional hand-written index is bound in, as well as some ephemeral texts related to working lists "It must be emphasized that this unpublished working list is not an official document of the ASIH. The list is, however, not uninfluenced by arbitrary judgement on the part of the compilors" [SIC]. Apparently this copy belonged to one of the editors. A rare if not unique item.

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