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The Malay Archipelago, the Land of the Orang-Utan and the Bird of Paradise, 2 volumes

Author: Wallace, Alfred Russel
Price: $1900.00
Publisher Location: London
Publisher: Macmillan and Co
Year Published: 1869
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Wallace conducted a scientific expedition traveling over 14,000 miles and collecting thousands of specimans from 1854 to 1862. He describes the islands, varieties of animals and plants, and the peoples. Original green cloth with a gilt orang-utan on both front covers, and bright gilt titles on the spines. Very slight edgewear. Beautiful inside, with no foxing or browning. Inside hinges are cracked, but strong, and now reinforced with a clear, mylar sleeve around the bindings. Stated second edition, same year as the first edition. "On the basis of artistic format, literary style and scientific merit, this is clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written". (DSB)
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