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Description of the Living and Extinct Races of Gigantic Land-Tortoises, Part I and II: Introduction and Tortoises of the Galapagos Islands
London: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 1875. First edition.. Spine cloth with just a touch of wear at the head and foot of the spine, slight bump to one corner of boards with no effect to the text; the text and plates are bright and clean; a very good copy.. Pp. 251-284; 13 full page fine lithographic plates (2 are large and folding). Contemporary quarter olive-green pebble cloth over early gray boards, title is written on front board, 4to. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, volume 165, part 1. This is the classic and much sought-after work on the tortoises of the Galapagos isles. From the research library of Hobart M. Smith with his name stamp on the front board.
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