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.
Price: $1,500.00 AU