Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part II. Zoology.
Item ID 71764
London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2 cm). iv, 431 pp.; 29 plates, of which 14 in chromolithography (three mammals, three birds, four reptiles, one amphibian, three molluscs). Printed errata sheet tipped in. Original blue buckram with gilt title on the spine. This is the second part of the results of an expedition initiated and funded by the Australian mining magnate and politician William Austin Horn (1841-1922). This volume, edited by the Australian zoologist Walter Baldwin Spencer (1860-1929), deals with mammals, birds, Reptilia, Amphibia, fish, molluscs, Crustacea, and various insect groups, including Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. There are three appendices, including one new species of fish, but there are descriptions of new species in other groups too. The complete expedition report was published in four volumes; the other three comprise a narrative, geology and botany, and anthropology. Fore edge uncut, as published. Boards with some edge-wear (lower outer corners with a small bump); light spotting to endpapers, only a few leaves with light, mostly marginal spots elsewhere. A very good, clean copy. Adler II, pp. 114-115 (for Spencer); Ferguson 16071; Nissen ZBI, 1999 [under Horn]. The complete zoology of a scientifically very important expedition