A popular account of Australian snakes, with a complete list of the species and an introduction to their habits and organisation.

A popular account of Australian snakes, with a complete list of the species and an introduction to their habits and organisation. Edgar R. Waite.
A popular account of Australian snakes, with a complete list of the species and an introduction to their habits and organisation.
A popular account of Australian snakes, with a complete list of the species and an introduction to their habits and organisation.
A popular account of Australian snakes, with a complete list of the species and an introduction to their habits and organisation.

Sydney: Thomas Shine, 1898. Small octavo, Small octavo, with 16 chromolithographed plates. Publisher's cloth with diagonal gilt title, a very good copy, solander box.

Edgar Waite is a significant figure in Australian zoology. He was director of the South Australian Museum from 1914 until his death in 1928. He wrote prolifically on reptiles, fish and mammals and was a world authority on the fish of Australian waters. A Popular Account of Australian Snakes is a handsome little publication, very scarce, and one of the most desirable of all Australian reptile books.

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