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Seals, Sea Lions and Walruses : a Review of the Pinnipedia

by Scheffer, Victor B

Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1958. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Octavo. x +180 pp, list of 3 tables & 15 figures, list of 32 b&w plates, Introduction, 6 chapters, literature cited, index to names of pinnipeds. Binding tight, text block top-edge a bit darkened by age, pages clean & unmarked, cover cloth spine letters faded but legible else VG, Price-clipped DJ worn a bit at the forecorners and around the edges, with slight tanning. . DJ in removable myklar protector. 6.4" x 9.3" cloth boards in brown illustrated DJ.


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