THE DEER OF ALL LANDS; A History of the Family Cervidae Living and Extinct.
Rowland Ward, Limited. 1898 London, 329pp, 24 hand colored plates of the deer of the world and profuse other illustrations, limited to 500 numbered copies signed by Rowland Ward. Very good copy in original green cloth binding, rebacked spine, a bit browned with age. No shelf wear, corners sharp, front and rear panel show some patina/discoloration. Over all the best copy we have seen in many years, keep in mind that about one third to half of all these books are now no longer in the original binding. Plates and pages in very nice shape. Item #001715
Lydekker was the foremost naturalist in Britain during the turn of the century. And although opinions on the various sub-species of deer vary, his work is unsurpassed even today. It covers the deer of Europe, Asia, North & South America. All of the deer species covered in this book. The hand colored plate books that Lydekker wrote are his most sought after items. Important and authoritative book.