LYDEKKER, Richard (1849-1915)
Wild Oxen, Sheep & Goats of All Lands Living and Extinct
London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1898. Quarto. 28 hand-colored plates after J. Smit (numbered I-XVII, XVIIa, XVIII-XXVII). With erratum & Corrigenda slips.
Publisher's green cloth.
First edition, one of 500 numbered copies, signed by the Publisher.
A classic and major illustrated work on the wild sheep of the world. Lydekker, the celebrated English naturalist, authored numerous works on both exotic and domesticated big game and is particularly noted for his contributions on the natural history of India and Indonesia.
Phillips p. 241; Heller 1:219; Nissen ZBI 2614.