INTRODUCTION TO THE LITERATURE OF VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY, BASED CHIEFLY ON THE TITLES IN THE BLACKER LIBRARY OF ZOOLOGY, THE EMMA SHEARER WOOD LIBRARY OF ORNITHOLOGY, THE BIBLIOTHECA OSLERIANA AND OTHER LIBRARIES OF McGILL UNIVERSITY, MONTREAL.|AN
1974 · New York
by Wood, Casey A.
New York: Arno Press, 1974. cloth. Zoology. thick 8to. cloth. xix, 643+(1) pages. Reprint of the first edition of the 1931 first edition. (Besterman 6406). Historical introduction of 149 pages in which the author describes the literature and comments on its importance, followed by a bibliography describing over 15,000 titles. This useful bibliography is divided into three sections. Nineteen chapters preceding the actual catalogue of publications in this work evidence a comprehensive knowledge of the history and purport of zoological literature. Section A reviews the literature of vertebrate zoology, so far as it is represented in McGill libraries, from the earliest times to 1930. Section B furnishes a convenient, short-title index of the same literature arranged geographically and in chronological order. Section C, the largest of the three, is a partially annotated catalogue of the printed books, periodicals, original drawings and manuscripts in the Blacker and other zoological collections of McGill, to which have been added important other holdings. In all, 15,000 items are described, many with useful annotations. Casey A. Wood was born in Ontario in 1856. Born of American parents in Wellington, educated in Canada and Europe, and, after his professional career in England, residing in the United States, Dr. Wood was an international figure. (Inventory #: 123914)