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The Gigantic Land Tortoises of the Galapagos Archipelago.

Van Denburgh, John

Published by San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, . First edition., 1914
From Natural History Books (Iowa City, IA, U.S.A.)

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Pp. 175 + 112 full page photo-plates. Publisher's original dark blue cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and with 5 gilt panel lines and date at the base, (original printed pale green wrappers bound in place), lg 8vo. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, volume 2, part 1. Expedition of the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, no 10. From the library of herpetologist John C. Murphy with his circular blind stamp on the front wrapper. Rarely offered in the original publisher's cloth. The original cloth is edge-worn along the outer joints and head and foot of the spine, there is an old wrinkle to the cloth on the bottom third of the spine, the front and rear free endpapers show some browning, the printed wrappers and text pages are clean; overall a good to very good copy. Bookseller Inventory # 6295

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Title: The Gigantic Land Tortoises of the Galapagos...

Publisher: San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences, . First edition.

Publication Date: 1914

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Natural History Books is an independent, rare book retailer operating out of Iowa City, IA. The business is owned and operated by Noriko and Russell Ciochon. We only sell books through our NHB website and other book service websites. We do not offer books for sale within the state of Iowa. We specialize in rare and hard to find books in all areas of natural history especially ornithology, herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, paleontology, botany, evolutionary biology and travel and exploration. Our rare and hard-to-find book section has many fine hand-colored plate books. Our latest acquisition is the ichthyology and aquarium fish collection of Ross Socolof Books of Florida. We are always buying natural history books – if you have a collection to offer, please contact us at or by calling (319) 354-9088.

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