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

By: Forbes, Henry O[gg]

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First American edition. 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. 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. 6 maps in total all present. ----------- 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. --------- 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.

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

Author Name: Forbes, Henry O[gg]

Illustrator: J.B. Gibbs

Categories: Natural History, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1885

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010740

Keywords: Description and travel; General; History; Life Sciences; Malay Archipelago; Natural history; Science; Zoology,