Item #59942 The Malay archipelago: the land of the orangutan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature. Alfred Russel Wallace.
The Malay archipelago: the land of the orangutan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature
The Malay archipelago: the land of the orangutan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature

The Malay archipelago: the land of the orangutan, and the bird of paradise. A narrative of travel, with studies of man and nature

London and New York: Macmillan and Co., 1875. Third edition (the first in one volume), 8vo; pp. xvi, 653, [1]; frontispiece, 7 plates, 2 folding maps (one in color), other illustrations and maps throughout text; contemporary half calf over marbled boards, marbled edges, gilt ruled spine in six compartments, black morocco label in one, with the binder's ticket of T. Kerslake & Co., Bristol; upper joint reinforced neatly with japanese tissue, upper hinge cracked, spine sunned, bookplate of James Mead, Curator Emeritus of Marine Mammals at the Smithsonian on pastedown; a touch of foxing, all else very good and clean. "On the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, it is clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). During his travels in the East Indies from 1854-1862, Wallace formulated the principle of natural selection. A classic in natural history, and dedicated, appropriately enough, to Charles Darwin. Item #59942

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