SNAKES! FAYRER, JOSEPH, SIR. 1824-1907.  The Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments.  London: J. and A. Churchill, 1872.

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SNAKES!
FAYRER, JOSEPH, SIR. 1824-1907.
The Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments. London: J. and A. Churchill, 1872.

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SNAKES!
FAYRER, JOSEPH, SIR. 1824-1907. The Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments. London: J. and A. Churchill, 1872. 2 volumes (text plus atlas). Folio (420 x 303 mm and 425 x 311 mm). 25 (of 28) chromolithographed plates and 3 lithographed plates loose in portfolio atlas. 20th century half red calf. Some paper repairs to first few leaves of text volume, especially title page, and a few of the plates, dampstaining to most plates, lacking plates 5, 7, and 13.
Provenance: Raj Krishna.
FIRST EDITION, The plates were drawn by students at the Calcutta School of Art after original sketches by Fayrer. Nissen ZBI 1339; BMNH p 560.

WITH: EWART, JOSEPH. 1831-1906. The Poisonous Snakes of India. For the use of officials and others residing in the Indian Empire. London: J. & A. Churchill, 1878.
8vo (245 x 185 mm). 19 chromolithographic plates, 2 uncolored lithographic plates. Publisher's red cloth, gilt-lettered on upper cover and spine. Covers soiled and rubbed, ownership ink stamps on title and preface pages, scattered spotting. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed at the top margin of title: "Sir William Muir Jr. C.C.B., with the Author's Compliments." A later inscription in pencil at lower right reads "Sir William Muir KCSI (1819-1905) Lt. Governor of North-West Provinces, principal of Edinburgh University, President of Royal Asiatic Society of Gr. Britain & Ireland."
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SNAKES! FAYRER, JOSEPH, SIR. 1824-1907.  The Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments.  London: J. and A. Churchill, 1872.
SNAKES! FAYRER, JOSEPH, SIR. 1824-1907.  The Thanatophidia of India. Being a Description of the Venomous Snakes of the Indian Peninsula with an Account of the Influence of their Poison on Life and a Series of Experiments.  London: J. and A. Churchill, 1872.
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