A SET IS UP ON EBAY FOR SALE NOW! Bidding Ends: Feb-03-04 19:05:47 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...;category=29263 Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World By Bruce W. Halstead, MD Exceptional series, 3 volumes, Poisonous and Venomous Marine Animals of the World by Dr. Bruce W. Halstead; printed by U.S. GPO, Washington D.C. Vol. 1- 1965 edition on Invertebrates- Inside cover is marked copy #398, 994 pages; includes history of marine toxicology, and toxicology of protozoa, jellyfish, anemones, corals, mollusks, snails, bivalve, octopus; over 50 full page color and black and white plates plus numerous illustrations; scratch on cover, mild soil on end papers. Volume 2- 1967 edition, copy #375; 1070 pages on Vertebrates; includes sharks, rays, cigua toxic fish, tetrodotoxic fish, fugu, and other toxic fish; over 150 plates; magic marker scribbling on inside front page, else good. Volume 3- 1970 edition, copy #207- 1006 pages on Invertebrates; includes sharks, snakes, sea turtles; over 70 plates- small scratch and magic marker on cover, else good. Binding intact and good on all 3 books. Key words: marine biology, wildlife, medicine, science, poison, biotoxin, ocean, whale, hallucinogen, sushi, medicine, shell, reptile, Japan, fishing, island, Pacific, Tahiti, tropical fish, antidote, United States Public Health Service, United States Navy, University of Hawaii, Loma Linda University, chemistry, biochemistry, oceanography, Woods Hole, World Life Research Institute. Cover is 12" x 9 1/4". 3 books weigh approx 25 lbs. I "inherited" this set from my father (a retired Navy MD, who took them along when he left active duty) - (actually "borrowed" on "permanent loan" from his extensive medical reference library) :-[ They really are beautiful, and known to be very "rare" and quite "pricey" when seen at rare book dealers. - A great reference set for any Marine aquariest to have on hand. This is the complete 3 vol. set produced by the US Govt. years ago. Nothing like it produced since. Have seen compete set for sale in years past for as much as $750. This could be a "steal" for anyone with Ebay "sniping" skills. Thought might of interest to some here. Rgds, OmarD PS: @Nautilus - sig posted at "other" forum - took while to figure out how.