St.-Petersbourg, Académie Impériale des Sciences, 1869. Folio (30.9 x 23.9 cm). Title page, 144 pp., two finely engraved plates. Near-contemporary burgundy half buckram over reptile-skin boards. Black leather label with gilt title on the spine.
A rare work by "the first eminent Russian herpetologist" (Adler) Alexander Alexandrovich Strauch (1832-1893), published in the academy's Mémoires, Tome XIV, as the complete N° 6, with dated title-leaf, and text pagination starting with number 1. Provenance: herpetological bookplate of the German herpetologist and turtle specialist Hans Theodor Rust (1905-1950) mounted on front free endpaper recto, below old owner's inscription (illegible) and dated 19.5.26. A very good, clean copy. Adler I, p. 49. Neither in the Crane Library nor in Nissen.