Titres et travaux scientifiques de M. Guillaume Grandidier.
Item ID 71292
Paris, Masson, 1905. 4to (27.6 x 22.3 cm). 74 pp., numerous text illustrations. Original printed wrappers. A well-illustrated review of the works of one of Madagascar's most important naturalists. Guillaume Grandidier (1873-1957) '"was a French geographer, ethnologist [and] zoologist who studied the island of Madagascar. He was the son of the wealthy industrialist Alfred Grandidier, also a zoologist and expert on Madagascar. Guillaume Grandidier was Secretary of the Geographical Society of Paris and a prolific author. The Atlas des Colonies Françaises, Protectorats et Territoires sous Mandat de la France , simply known as the Atlas Grandidier , was published under his direction in 1934. Among his other works was the monumental L'histoire politique, physique et naturelle de Madagascar. This work was undertaken in cooperation with his father and others such as Alphonse Milne-Edwards and Leon Vaillant. This work ran to 40 volumes" (Wikipedia). His achievements to 1905 were already quite impressive. The illustrations include a fine dodo drawing. Chapters include his travels, and works on mammals and birds, with a full bibliography. Edges slightly soiled, spine foot a bit chipped, otherwise a near-mint copy. Rare. A rare work on Guillaume Grandidier, one of Madagascar's greatest naturalists