Sydney: Thomas Shine, 1898. Small octavo, 16 chromolithograph plates. Publisher's binding variant pebble-grained cloth, some flecking, inscribed "To my old friend W. D. R. from the author" stamped Jan 22 1899.
Edgar Waite 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 and one of the most desirable of all Australian reptile books.
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