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HOLBROOK NORTH AMERICAN HERPETOLOGY, LOT OF FOUR VOLUMES, John Edwards Holbrook, M.D., North American Herpetology; or, a Description of the Reptiles Inhabiting the United States. Volumes 1-4 of five. Philadelphia: J. Dobson, 1842. Complete with 109 hand-colored plates. Publisher's original half, red leather and marbled boards, spines with four raised bands. 11 3/4" x 9 1/2".
Catalogue Note: John Edwards Holbrook (1796-1871) was an American physician, zoologist, herpetologist, and naturalist. He is considered the Father of American Herpetology. According to Sabin, this work is "worthy of a place in the library of naturalists beside of Audubon and Wilson."


Very good condition, interiors are mostly clean and tight, with scattered instances of moderate foxing, volume 4 hinges partially broken, tissue guards appear intact, bindings with expected wear, volume 4 lacking top of spine.
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Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.