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Exploration: Wallace and Three Others.

Auction:
3103T
Lot:
1158
Sold for:
$185$150

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3103T
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 31, 2018 10:00AM

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Exploration: Wallace and Three Others. Alfred Russel Wallace's Island Life: or the Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras, London: Macmillan & Co., 1880, first edition, octavo, illustrated with three maps, publisher's cloth; Memoirs of Captain James Wilson, Containing an Account of his Enterprises and Sufferings in India, Boston: Armstrong, et al., 1822, first American edition, octavo, full marbled sheepskin, frontispiece; Buchanan's Comptes Rendus of Observation and Reasoning, Cambridge: University Press, 1917; [and] National Academy of Sciences. Memoir. Report of the Eclipse Expedition to Caroline Island May, 1883, [Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, c. 1884], signed presentation copy, inscribed by Charles H. Rockwell to Captain J.M. Dow on the first page of the introduction, large quarto, illustrated, full cloth. (4)
Estimate $300-400


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Macmillan & Co., James Wilson, Alfred Russel Wallace, J.M. Dow, Charles H. Rockwell, Academic publishing, Comptes rendus de l'Académie des Sciences, French Academy of Sciences, Mass media, Publishing, Quarto, India, Cambridge, London, Washington, D.C.

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