New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1926. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; xix, (i), 439, index; illustrated with seventy-seven plates from colored plates, photographs and maps, color frontispiece and seven additional color plates; gilt lettered green cloth, top edge gilt, colored pictorial endpapers;. Very good, a solid, bright, lovely copy. Item #17765
William Beebe (18771962)[ was an American naturalist, ornithologist, marine biologist, entomologist, explorer, and author. He is remembered for the numerous expeditions he conducted for the New York Zoological Society, his deep dives in the Bathysphere, and his prolific scientific writing for academic and popular audiences.