A very good copy of this rare work on fossil turtles

Winkler, T. C.

Des tortues fossiles conservées dans le Musée Teyler et dans quelques autres musées.

Published 1869
Item ID 67155

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Haarlem, Les Héritiers Loosjes, 1869. Very large 8vo (28.3 x 19.0 cm). 151 pp.; 33 tinted lithographed plates, of which 14 double-sized. Original printed wrappers.

An excellent, extremely well-illustrated monograph of fossil turtles and tortoises, written by the Dutch herpetologist, ichthyologist, palaeontologist and Darwinist, Tiberius Cornelius Winkler (1822-1897), and published in the Archives du Musée Teyler. The Teyler Museum is the oldest natural history museum in the Netherlands, founded in 1784. Some chipping to spine cover ends; hardly noticeable foxing, and in general a very good copy indeed. Rare in this state. Cat BM(NH), p. 2338; Nissen ZBI, 4423.

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