Washington DC: GPO: Dept. of Agriculture, 1893. Paperback. pp. 285-359 + eight photographic plates and one large folding map in color, very good in original gray printed wraps, mild toning to edges and spine.
Offprint from North American Fauna #7, May 31, 1893, comprising Merriam's contribution to this important biological survey of the southwest desert known formally as "Death Valley Expedition" The full published report covered birds, reptiles, fishes, insects, mollusks, trees and shrubs. The general report and the report on mammals was never issued. One of two standard 19th century works of Southwestern flora and fauna - Paher 458. Fine large map shows exploratory routes through the desert.