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Collected Herpetological Papers from Transactions - Boulenger, George Albert - 1886. 
London: Zoological Society, -. First edition. 1886 - Pp. 325; 4 hand-colored lithographed plates, 41 monochrome lithographed plates (each color or monochrome plate is accompanied by a descriptive leaf of text, 10 original printed blue wrappers bound in place (either front or rear). Early dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, sm folio. The large attractively bound volume includes eight monographs: On the reptiles and batrachians of the Solomon Islands (1886); Catalogue of the reptiles and batrachians of Barbary (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), based chiefly upon the notes and collections made in 1880-1884 by M. Ferdnand Lataste (1891); On remains of an extinct gigantic tortoise from Madagascar (Testudo grandidieri, Vaillant) (1894); A contribution to our knowledge of the wall-lizard (Lacerta muralis) in Western Europe and North Africa (1905); Ruwenzori Expedition Reports. 15. Pisces, Batrachia, and Reptilia (1909); Second contribution to our knowledge of the varieties of the wall-lizard (Lacerta muralis) (1913); An annotated list of the batrachians and reptiles collected by the British Ornithologists' Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea (1914); and On the lizards allied to Lacerta muralis, with an account of Lacerta agilis and L. parva (1916). This is a very rare offering as it provides all of the papers that George A. Bounlenger published in Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Individually, these papers are rarely come up for sale; a volume that unites all of these papers in one thick volume is truly unique. Small bookplate of former owner on the front endpaper and signature on the custom title page; occasional name stamps of same owner on title page of some papers. The is occasional light foxing to six plates and to a few text pages, the blue cloth binding shows no signs of use; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
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