London: Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, Volume 21, 1935. Quarto, 16 chromolithographic plates by Frohawk, seven photographs. Quarter red morocco and papered boards, fine copy.
The only monograph on all species of Tree kangaroos and the last colour plate mammal monograph ever published. Walter Rothschild maintained a keen interest in New Guinea fauna throughout his life and successfully employed talented collectors such as Albert Meek and Fred Shaw-Mayer to collect in the region. In a 1912 contract with Meek he asked for "Cassowaries, two adult specimens of each species from every locality mentioned above at seven pounds (£7.) a specimen inclusive of a coloured sketch of head & neck ... Echidnas and Tree-Kangaroos from all places up to four of each kind, to be valued at Tring" (Andrew Isles Catalogue 39 April 2004, item 60).
Price: $1,850.00 AU