SCHARFF, R.F. European Animals: Their geological history and geographical distribution. Archibald Constable & Co. Ltd. 1907.
8vo. Original green cloth, gilt decoration to front and spine; pp. xiv + 258 + [i. ads.], frontispiece, 70 distribution maps and illustrations in text; previous owner's inscription to ffep,very good.
First edition. Scharff (1858-1934) was an expert mainly on Irish zoology but studied throughtout Europe and Canada. He was a proponent of the land-bridge hypothesis of animal migration. This well-received volume is heavily focussed on questions of migration.