Alfred Russel Wallace - The Malay Archipelago - The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise; a narrative of travel - 1890

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Alfred Russel Wallace - The Malay Archipelago - The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise; a narrative of travel - 1890
Biology, Botany, Natural History, Ornithology, Science (general), Travels - Quantity: 1 - Other - see description - Book

New edition, 1890. Illustrated with engravings, thick octavo, pp xviii, 515, two folding maps, owner's name and library mark on the blank page facing the half-title, slightly weak internally with one slightly cracked hinge (see illustration), a small portait fixed to the first blank, a slight wrinkle or wave to the pages throughout, the title page slightly foxed, green cloth a little worn, some staining and bleaching, the lower joint with a 25mm split at the base, the spine with a small private library number.

[From the library of the Kew botanist Jan Gillett, with his signature. Gillett was a notable authority on East African botany. In 1928 he joined John Hutchinson, a distinguished Kew botanist, on a collecting tour in South Africa. After assisting Hutchinson at Kew for a few weeks with the Flora of West Tropical Africa he returned to South Africa in mid-1929. There, with his parents, Hutchinson and Smuts, he undertook a collecting expedition into the Rhodesias, as far north as Lake Tanganyika. The botanical results were substantial and fully described in Hutchinson's A Botanist in Southern Africa (1946). In 1946 he was appointed botanist to the Iraq Department of Agriculture. He made extensive collections in remote parts of the country which later proved of great value for work done at Kew on the Flora of Iraq.]

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Biology, Botany, Natural History, Ornithology, Science (general), Travels
Author/ Illustrator
Alfred Russel Wallace
Book Title
The Malay Archipelago - The Land of the Orang-utan and the Bird of Paradise; a narrative of travel
Condition
Fair
Publication year oldest item
1890
Edition
Reprint
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Macmillan & Co
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Extras
Other - see description
Number of pages
515
Dimensions
200×140 cm
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