by Le Conte, Joseph (SIGNED From the Library of A. E. Gunther)
San Francisco: The Sierra Club/ Taylor & Taylor, 1930. First Edition. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. Near Fine/Good. Octavo. Limited to 1500 copies. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON THE FFEP A.E. GUNTHER/ THE HAGUE/ MARCH 1931. 152pp. Bound in 1/4 cream cloth over blue paper covered boards, printed paper spine label, in original plain paper dust jacket, with a half inch loss at foot of spine, and a larger chip on rear panel; a very nice copy. Albert Everard Gunther's interest was the history of the Natural History Museum, London, where his grandfather Albert Günther was a Keeper. His two books about the Natural History Museum (1975 and 1980) are useful contributions to the burgeoning subject of museum history, and were followed by a study of the eighteenth-century scientific antiquary Thomas Birch (published in 1984).[Sphaera newsletter]. A nice association copy. (Inventory #: 3598)
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