Pp. 330, 19, 18 full page plates - many in color, 131 text-figures. Publisher's red cloth, gilt-lettered on the spine, printed dust jacket, sm 4to. This volume was published during WWII for use by Japanese troops as a field guide of poisonous snakes. It contains island-by-island information keys and distribution charts on all of the lands from Manchuria to Australia (which was the co-prosperity sphere). For more information, see Adler -- History of Herpetology, pg. 79. The text is in Japanese with Latin and some English used in the species histories. Name stamp of Kraig Adler on front endpaper. Rarely found in a complete dust jacket. Cloth is spotted with wear along the outer, rear edge of the spine joint, there is also a small nick to the spine cloth, the text shows occasional light browning, the dust jacket is complete but worn along the top and bottom edge of the spine; overall a good, solid copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Descriptions of the Poisonous Snakes in the ...
Publisher: Tokyo: Hokurikukan, . First edition.
Publication Date: 1943
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