Publisher:Brown, Prior, Anderson Pty. Ltd, Melbourne, 1950
Condition:Very Good Condition
Brown, Prior, Anderson Pty. Ltd, 1950, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, First Edition
126 pp., forward by R.T. M. Prescott, preface, references, index. Coloured frontispiece, within the text there are nearly 150 black and white illustrations, along with text figures, and line drawings. Green soft boards with maroon writing on the front panel and the spine. There is a small possum illustration on the front cover. Very minor shelf wear evident on bottom edge of the book, and there are some dust marks on top edge of the paper. The corners are slightly bumped. Red coloured dustwrapper, with small illustration of an angel [logo of Melbourne University Press, who distributed the book on behalf of The National Museum of Victoria.], on the front panel. Black coloured writing on front panel and on spine. There is very minor rubbing of all 4 corners and top of spine. National Museum of Victoria, published this first Handbook, to coincide with the first stirrings of conservationism, in regards to local flora and fauna, that commenced in the 1950s. It fulfils two functions: 1: illustrates all Victorian mammals for identification purposes and 2: "deals primarily with dentition, and such should prove of great value in universities and dental colleges.". Along with the book, there are newspaper clippings on relevant Australian mammals from 1962 --1967. There is also the original receipt for the purchase of the book. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Natural History & Resources; Australia; Inventory No: 0100237.