Taxonomy and bookdealers
read_g at KOSMOS.WCC.GOVT.NZ
Sun Jul 11 16:26:33 CDT 1993
For alpha taxonomy practitioners. Not a computerization issue but
Taxacom still seems the best place to start with this query:-
Ready access to the literature is essential for taxonomic work and
local libraries probably don't have all you need. So assembling a
personal library of the important taxonomic monographs of your area of
interest may be a necessity (with an occasional touch of indulgence).
Specialist antiquarian and natural history bookdealers are the only
possibilities for the more ancient works. Locating these people in
another country is a problem. It would be good to have a country by
country guide available.
I've dealt mainly with the English firm of Wheldon & Wesley [*] for my
topic (Annelida:Polychaeta). I'd like to know of others who deal by
post and send out a catalogue, especially those worth contacting in
North America and Australia. Reprinters of botanical and zoological
classics would also be useful to mention. And I vaguely remember a
natural-history specialist in Holland called, I think, "Antiquariat
Juunk" (sp?). Does anyone have more details or an address?
If there are sufficient suggestions I'll edit them into a summary
[*] WW's e-mail address: 10087.SQQ1328 at Goldgate.ac.uk
Geoff Read, Wellington, New Zealand, <read_g at kosmos.wcc.govt.nz>
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