New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. Illustrations by J.B. Gibbs. First Edition, First Printing. A Near Fine Hardcover.
The book is in six parts: In the Cocos-Keeling Islands; In Java; In Sumatra; In the Moluccas and in Timor-Laut; and In Timor. Each part has an appendix.
Publisher's green pictorial cloth gilt. 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches; xix, 536, 4 pp.; 3 folding maps, 2 full-page maps, 1 in-text map, color frontispiece, plates, in-text illustrations, publisher's advertisements. Color tissue guarded frontispiece by J.B. Gibbs. 6 maps in total all present. First American edition.
Bindings are tight and square. Minor shelf lean. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. Light wear to extremities, lightly and evenly toned throughout. Collectible condition.
Near Fine / No Dust Jacket As Issued. Item #010740
The British zoologist H.O. Forbes (1851-1932) travelled from the Keeling Islands through Indonesia between 1878-1883. He visited Java, South-Sumatra, the Moluccas and New Guinea. Giving in addition to a general travel-account, special ethnographic information of the little known inhabitants of the Timor and the Tanimbar Islands.
REF: Nissen ZBI 1408; Wood, p. 344.