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Title: Die Europaeischen Schlangen, Parts 1-9, complete
Description: Jena: Verlag von Gustav Fischer, 1913-1931. Pp. un-numbered text pages + 45 full page fine heliotype plates (2 in color) of European snakes, some text-figures. Recent cloth with title in gilt (all original printed wraps bound in), lg. 4to. Fritz Steinheil died in April 1926 after the completion of part 6. The final three parts were completed by Lorenz Müller who was then Chief Curator of Zoology at the Zoologische Staatssammlung in Munich. Müller's name does appears on front wrap of the final three parts though not as a co-author. The three parts compiled by Müller are the rarest parts of this work. The print run of these final three parts was likely less than the first six parts, perhaps due to the mounting effects of the Depression. Complete sets are therefore very hard to find. There is only a hint of foxing of foxing on a few pages, both the text and plates are bright; a clean, near fine set with all original wraps present..

Keywords: Reptiles Snakes Europe Natural Sciences Natural Science

Price: US$ 550.00 Seller: Natural History Books
- Book number: 0906

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