London: Ray Society, 1864. Folio, 26 uncoloured lithographic plates. Publisher's quarter cloth and boards with label, some cracking and minor fraying of corners, a few minor spots.
German born British herpetologist and ichthyologist Albert Karl Ludwig Gotthilf Günther (1830-1914) was, along with his near contemporary Alfred George Boulenger, the most prolific of all reptile taxonomists 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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