A rare and desirable 2nd edition - 'The Malay Archipelago:

Estimate: $800 - $1,200

Lot Description

A rare and desirable 2nd edition - 'The Malay Archipelago:, The Land of the Orang-Utan and Bird of Paradise. A Narrative with Studies of Man and Nature', by Alfred Russel Wallace, pub. Macmillan & Co., 1869 2nd., folding maps, numerous illustrations, 2 vols in contemporary calf boards with ridged and gilt spines with red/green labels, some wear; tight, marbled ffep, scattered foxing. Presentation manuscript inscription to fly-pages to Wm. Halse [(1816-82) emigrated to NZ 1841, Solicitor, J.P.; Resident Agent for the New Zealand Coy. in New Plymouth (1848-52); Commissioner of Crown Lands (1851-63); Deputy Superintendent Taranaki Provincial Government 1858].