Adelaide, Royal Society of South Australia, 1920 to 1924.
Five volumes, octavo (the first three volumes) and quarto (the last two volumes), comprising [#1] Trichosurus vulpecula, var. typicus (14 pages with 15 illustrations plus 2 pages of plates); [#2] Notoryctes typhlops (4 pages with 5 illustrations); [#3] Isoodon barrowensis (7 pages with 11 illustrations); [#4] Pseudochirops dahli (12 pages with 13 illustrations plus a plate); [#5] Phascolarctus cinereus (7 pages with 7 illustrations plus a plate); [#6] Dasycercus cristicauda (6 pages with 8 illustrations); [#7] Myrmecobius fasciatus (6 pages with 8 illustrations); [#8] Dendrolagus matschiei (4 pages with 7 illustrations); and [#9] Phascolomys tasmaniensis (4 pages with 7 illustrations).
Flush-cut quarter cloth and wrappers; in uniformly fine condition.
Although not identified as such, the illustrations in every instance are by the author. These five volumes are offered with a matching copy of Volume 49 (1925), completing the important 18-part series, 'Flora and Fauna of Nuyts Archipelago and the Investigator Group', which runs through Volumes 46 to 49. Professor Wood Jones was the author of three of the papers in this series: [#2] The Monodelphian Mammals (13 pages with 11 illustrations); [#6] The Didelphian Mammals (13 pages with 9 illustrations); and [#15] The Pearson Island Rat and the Flinders Island Wallaby (5 pages). The illustrations, again by the author, are here identified as such in all cases. Frederic Wood Jones (1879-1954), anatomist, naturalist and anthropologist: it will not surprise fellow-enthusiasts of the professor to learn that these volumes also contain no less than four other contributions by him, ranging from the status of the dingo, to anthropometric observations of South Australian Aborigines. Details seem superfluous ... [6 items].