Author Gervais, P. Ostéologie du Sphargis luth ( Sphargis coriacea ).
Published 1872
Item ID 62722
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Paris, Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Paris, 1872. Large 4to. (32.5 x 25.2 cm). 30 pp., five lithographed plates. Original printed wrappers. Important anatomical-osteological paper on the leatherback turtle ( Dermochelys coriacea ), the largest living turtle and an important bio-indicator. With fine illustrations by Delahaye. Published in the Muséum's Nouvelles Archives , Volume 8, with the issue's original wrappers (spine skilfully repaired). Uncut. A few tiny chips to wrapper edges, otherwise a very good, clean copy. The leatherback: inside out