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May 18, 2016 12:00PM - May 26, 2016 3:00PMCalender
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Wallace, Alfred Russel (1813-1923) The Malay Archipelago.

$2,091$1,700
Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2891T Location: Boston Date / Time: May 18, 2016 12:00PM

Description:

Wallace, Alfred Russel (1813-1923) The Malay Archipelago. London: Macmillan & Co., 1869. First edition, two octavo volumes, each with half-titles, illustrated with a frontispiece and title vignette in each volume, two folding plates and eight full page illustrations, no advertisements, bound in half leather and textured cloth boards, 7 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (2)
"On the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, it is clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written." (Dictionary of Scientific Biography).
Estimate $2,000-3,000


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Keywords

Macmillan & Co., Alfred Russel, London