General Zoology - Volume III: Amphibians and Reptiles was originally penned by George Shaw in 1802. It was the first account, published in English, on the herpetofauna of the world. Reprinted by the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, this edition features a foreword by Hobart M. Smith and Patrick David.
With original copies of this title fetching several thousand dollars, a reprint is an affordable way to obtain this very important title.
George Shaw, Hobart M. Smith and Patrick David. 1802 (1999). 1014 pages. Hardcover. ISBN - 9780916984489