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 (vide 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.