Black, cloth boards with author, title, and publisher giltstamped on spine. Gray endpapers. Rubbing on covers, corners, edge, joints, and spine. Textblock edges are foxed, soiled, and lightly scratched. Bubbling on pastedowns. Rubbing and tears on hinges. Text is clean and unmarked. Spine is cocked, but secure.
Previous owner's name is written on ink on front and rear endpapers.
White and brown, paper dustjacket with title, author, and snake illustrations/photographs printed on front panel. Introduction excerpt printed on rear panel. Summary on flaps. Rubbing on panels, corners, and edges. Uneven fading on front panel and spine. Large, open tears on head and tail of spine.
"The Morrises have made a thorough search of ancient and modern, Eastern and Western, prehistoric, historic, and scientific sources to collect all that is known about snakes and their relationships to mankind ... No matter what your present attitude toward snakes, you will find Men and Snakes an irresistible book. It is written with charm, erudition, and wit. And who knows, it may change your mind about snakes..."
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