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(New York: Doubleday, Page and Company for the New York Zoological Society, 1931), FIRST EDITION, TRADE ISSUE IN SCARCE DUSTJACKETS. For this work Beebe was awarded the National Academy of Science's Daniel Giraud Elliot gold medal in recognition of the outstanding contribution to zoology for that year. 2 volumes. First edition, trade issue, published under the auspices of the New York Zoological Society. Illustrated with a profusion of colour and black and white plates, and maps. 4to, publisher's original green cloth, decorated in gilt on the spines and upper covers. With the original, very scarce plain paper dustjackets. xxviii, 257; xv, 309. Index pp. Very fine copies internally, the fragile dustjackets with some expected wear and chipping, the cloth a bit mellowed by time, still a very handsome set.

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