London: British Museum, 1893-1896. Octavo, 73 uncoloured lithographs. Publisher's cloth, some slight wear primarily to the top of the spine of volume three which has a split along the upper edge, library accession numbers in a copperplate hand on the title pages and endpapers, a very good set, scarce.
Belgium born George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937) was a prolific taxonomist employed for much of his working life by the British Museum (Natural History). He described over 2,500 species of fish, amphibians and reptiles and his Catalogue of Snakes ranks as one of most important works.
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