Get Your Own Copy of a Classic Anole Illustration

When its not trying to kill off distinguished herpetologists, the Center for North American Herpetology’s (CNAH‘s) mailing list is a great way to keep abreast of all kinds of herp related news.  Today, the CNAH’s list called attention to the fact that the New York Public Library is selling reproductions of classic prints from Holbrook‘s North American Herpetology.   Included among Holbrook’s plates is a rendering of Anolius Carolinensis that would look excellent on any good anolologist’s wall!  The prints being offered by the NY Public Library appear to be from the second edition published in 1842.  I’m not sure if the same print appeared in the first edition, or even which volume the anole was originally in; Holbrook famously recalled and burned many copies of the first edition in a bonfire at his house due to problems with the plates and with the organization of species accounts.   It looks like an 8 x 10″ Anolius Carolinensis print will set you back around $35.  Alternatively, you could get a facsimile of the whole edition for $70 from the SSAR!

About Rich Glor

Assistant Professor of Biology at the University of Rochester and longtime anole enthusiast.
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2 Responses to Get Your Own Copy of a Classic Anole Illustration

  1. Pingback: Digital Images of Old Anolis Prints Available |

  2. Marc Tollis says:

    Now I know what to ask Santa for!

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