Perth: Paragon Printing and Publishing, 1910. First Edition. Octavo. Title page, List of Committee members, 252pp, 37 plates. Bottom right corner of front cover is marked (see photo). Bookplate pasted onto front ep pastedown reads Ex Libris Forward Athol Marsden Douglas. Three quarter red leather. All edges speckled red. Original eps may have been replaced - current eps are fine brown paper. Very good. Item #204
On the first of Januaury 1910 Bernard Woodward, director of the West Australian Museum wrote, "The time has arrived when it has become necessary to issue Records, as is done by the older Musuems." (p.1). The stated intention of these first records was to deal with the natural history of Western Australia and draw together the original research of collecting expeditions.
Athol M Douglas was a zoologist who worked at the West Australian Museum in Perth 1950s-1980s. He wrote Tigers in Western Australia? (1986) about possible Thylacine survival on the Australian mainland.