Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Part II: Zoology: ... Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Part II: Zoology: ... Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Part II: Zoology: ... Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Part II: Zoology: ...

Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, Part II: Zoology: Reptilia and Amphibia (complete).

Lucas, Arthur H. and Spencer, Baldwin

Published by London: Dulau and Co., . First edition., 1896
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Pp. 112-175; 5 full page hand-colored plates, 3 plain plates. Later fine one-half brown morocco leather with five raised bands, lettered in gilt in two compartment on black and red morocco spine labels, tan decorated endpapers, sm 4to (10 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches). The Horn Scientific Expedition was the first primarily scientific expedition to study the natural history of Central Australia. It took place from May to August 1894, with expedition members first traveling by train from Adelaide to the railhead at Oodnadatta in South Australia, then using camels for transport to traverse over 3000 km of largely uncharted country from Oodnadatta through the Finke River basin to Alice Springs and the Macdonnell Ranges in what is now the Northern Territory. This volume presents the section on reptiles and amphibians collected on this expedition. The reptile section is by herpetologist Arthur H. Lucas, and the amphibian section was authored by Walter Baldwin Spencer, an English-Australian biologist. This important herpetological monograph is also bound with the Mammalia section by Baldwin Spencer (52 pages, 3 hand-colored plates, 1 plain plate) and the Crustacea section by Baldwin Spencer and T. S. Hall (22 pages, 4 plain plates). The reptile and amphibian section of the Horn Expedition is rarely offered as a separate work. Light age-toning to some text pages, color and black and white plates are bright and clean, the recent leather binding is very attractive; a tight and clean copy in near fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 5707

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Title: Report on the Work of the Horn Scientific ...

Publisher: London: Dulau and Co., . First edition.

Publication Date: 1896

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