Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1929. Small oblong format, illustrations. Publisher's cloth with green tree-snake design, slight crack to inner front cover and hinges tender, contemporary owner's inscription, a near fine copy.
One of the classics of Australian herpetological literature. A desirable book published in an attractive and unusual format.
James Roy Kinghorn (1891-1983) became curator of Reptiles and Amphibians at the Australian Museum, Sydney where he spent his entire working life, retiring in 1956 as Assistant Director. In retirement he became a minor natural history television personality.
Price: $650.00 AU