A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago: A Narrative of Travel and Exploration from 1878 to 1883

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A Naturalist's Wanderings in the Eastern Archipelago: A Narrative of Travel and Exploration from 1878 to 1883

By Forbes, Henry O.

SKU# 18801

$ 175.00

Pp. xix, 536, (4, ads); color frontispiece of honey-eater birds), 6 maps including 3 that are folding, numerous engravings and line-drawings in the text.  Publisher’s original dark green cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine and in black on the front cover, large ceremonial boat in gilt on the front cover, thick lg 8vo.  Forbes Henry Ogg Forbes (1851 – 1932) was a Scottish explorer, ornithologist, and botanist.  He also described a new species of spider, Thomisus decipiens.  From 1878 to 1883, Forbes explored the Moluccas, Sumatra, Java, Timor, and New Guinea and reported on the explorations in this volume.  No ownership marks and few signs of use.

Publisher Harper and Brothers
Publisher Place New York
Date Published 1885
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First American edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Very small bump to one outer corner, light edge wear at the top and bottom of the spines; a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
ISBN
Limited Edition