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SSAR Auction of Robert E. Gordon's library and stamps


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Posted by herpbooks on April 15, 2003 at 12:07:31:

SSAR AUCTION OF ROBERT E. GORDON'S LIBRARY & STAMP COLLECTION

The Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles is pleased to announce that the family of the late Robert E. Gordon (1925-1996), the society's president in 1971, has recently donated his collection of herpetological books and stamps to SSAR. The society will be auctioning the individual items beginning April 13, with proceeds being used to set up The Robert E. Gordon Endowment for the support of book-length publications. Gordon was a long-time member of OHS and SSAR and spent most of his distinguished career at the University of Notre Dame where he was professor of biology and eventually vice president. He was a leading specialist on salamander behavior and ecology; he also published on his extensive philatelic interests. A full obituary was published in Herpetological Review, 27(3): 109-110, 1996.

The Auction is being held on-line at http://www.BiblioBid.com. The library consists of 405 lots covering herpetology, mammalogy, ichthyology, ecology, ornithology, invertebrate zoology, evolution, and other natural sciences. Approximately 100 of the lots will be listed for auction each week from April 13/14 through May 5. A complete list of the 405 lots may be downloaded as a pdf file from: http://www.ssarherps.org/pdf/GordonCat.pdf. Additional information about the auction as well as an html list of the lots may be found at: http://www.herplit.com/SSAR/Gordon.html.

Dr. Gordon's stamp collection is very extensive for biological subjects and will be auctioned in small groups. The stamps will be listed as quickly as possible, beginning April 14 and extending until they have all been sold.

To participate in the auction visit http://www.BiblioBid.com. If you have any question about the auction or the auction site, please contact the SSAR Publication Secretary, Breck Bartholomew

SSAR is a non-profit organization.



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