LYDEKKER, Richard (1849-1915)
The Deer of All Lands. A History of the Family Cervidae Living and Extinct
London: Rowland Ward, Limited, 1898. Quarto. xx, 329pp. 24 hand-colored plates after Mr J. Smit, 80 figures in text.
Publisher's green cloth gilt, minor fading to spine.
Provenance: Frederick du Cane Godman (bookplate)
First edition: number 334 of 500 copies.
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. 240; Heller 1:218; Nissen ZBI 2604 & 2614.