London: Ray Society, 1864. Folio, 26 uncoloured lithographic plates. Contemporary half morocco and marbled boards, top edge gilt, upper corner very slightly bumped and a few spots, otherwise a handsome copy.
German-born British herpetologist Albert Karl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1830- 1914) was, along with his near contemporary Alfred George Boulenger, the most prolific reptile taxonomist with more than 340 descriptions to his name. He took over the position of Keeper of zoology at the British Museum (Natural History) after the death in 1875 of John Edward Gray.
Nissen ZBI, 1744; Wood 371.
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