London; (1930): George G. Harrap & Co. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Octavo. Fine / Very Good. Item #4010
An important work by this author who was the director of the Port Elizabeth Museum and Snake Park in Africa and was recognized as one of the greatest living authorities on snake poisons and their antidotes. This book is also from the library of Gerald Iles (1912-2004) with his signature on the front free endpaper. At the age of 21, Gerald was appointed zoo director of old Belle Vue Zoological Gardens after his father's retirement in 1933. He was probably the youngest zoological superintendent of all time and he became one of Britain's most respected zoologists. See his memoir; At Home in the Zoo". 154pp. (1)p. appendix, illustrated throughout by photographs, bound in red cloth, spine lettered in black; a fine copy in the very scarce, unclipped beige pictorial dust jacket, printed in blue; dust jacket is very good.