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Wallace, Alfred Russel

Published by John Beaufoy Publishing, Oxford (2010)

ISBN 10: 1906780315 ISBN 13: 9781906780319

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Item Description: John Beaufoy Publishing, Oxford, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing paperback. 552 pp. Illustrated Fine condition No inscriptions. Loosely inserted are three colour maps of the areas covered in the book. Bookseller Inventory # 062696

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Alfred Russel WALLACE

Published by Folio Society, (2017)

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Item Description: Folio Society, 2017. 2 vols., 8vo., First Edition thus, with frontispieces, 64 plages of coloured plates and numerous monochrome illustrations and maps in the text; blue pictorial cloth, upper board blocked in black and lettered in orange, backstrip lettered in black, a fine copy in publisher's pictorial board slip-case. Bookseller Inventory # 32378

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The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the: WALLACE, Alfred Russel.

WALLACE, Alfred Russel.

Published by London: Macmillan and Co., 1869 (1869)

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Item Description: London: Macmillan and Co., 1869, 1869. 2 volumes, octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, titles and illustrations to spines gilt, orangutan vignettes to front covers, frames blocked in blind to covers, brown coated endpapers. Minor bumps to spine ends, top edges lightly dust toned, bookplates removed from front pastedowns; an excellent, uncommonly bright set. Frontispieces with tissue-guards, vignettes to title pages, 6 plates, 43 illustrations to the text, and 9 maps, 2 of which are in colour and folding. First edition. Wallace's account of his almost eight year expedition is, "on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB). Arriving in Malaya on 20 April 1854, Wallace visited every important island in the group, many on multiple occasions. His efforts reaped the astonishing harvest of 126,500 natural history specimens, including more than 200 new species of birds and well over 1000 new insects. In this work he records, "among other exploits, his efforts to capture specimens of the bird of paradise, his pursuit of the orang-utan, his activities in New Guinea (where he was one of the first Europeans to set up a residence), his various dealings with the region's many native peoples, and numerous vignettes conveying the joys and vicissitudes of the field naturalist's work" (ODNB). It is known to have had "a major influence on the writings of Joseph Conrad" among other travelling naturalist–explorers and novelists (ODNB). "The Malay archipelago provided the ideal geographical setting for species distribution studies, not only as an end in themselves, but as evidence critical to elucidation of the evolutionary process. His 1859 paper 'On the zoological geography of the Malay archipelago', published in 1860, included his delineation of the abrupt zoogeographical discontinuity between the oriental and Australian faunal realms that now bears his name: Wallace's Line" (ODNB). Wallace is, however, perhaps best known today as the co-discoverer of evolution by natural selection, independently of Darwin. In 1858 the two men co-authored the first publication on natural selection (Tendency of Species to Form Varieties; and on the Perpetuation of Varieties and Species by Natural Means of Selection), though it was not until Darwin's publication of On the Origin of Species that the theory had a major impact on the scientific world. Bookseller Inventory # 119864

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Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913), author; Van Wyhe, John (1971-) and Rookmaaker, L.C., eds

Published by Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013)

ISBN 10: 0199683999 ISBN 13: 9780199683994

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Item Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 1st edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; xxxi, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (some color), maps (some color); 24 cmIncludes bibliographical references and index. Summary; This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia), which led him to come independently to the same conclusion as Charles Darwin: that evolution occurs through natural selection. Beautifully written, they are filled with lavish descriptions of the remote regions he explored, the peoples, and fascinating details of the many new species of mammals, birds, and insects he discovered during his time there. John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker present new transcriptions of each of the letters, including recently discovered letters that shed light on the voyage and on questions such as Wallace's reluctance to publish on evolution, and why he famously chose to write to Darwin rather than to send his work to a journal directly. A revised account of Wallace's itinerary based on new research by the editors forms part of an introduction that sets the context of the voyage, and the volume includes full notes to all letters. Together the letters form a remarkable and vivid document of one of the most important journeys of the 19th century by a great Victorian naturalist. Subjects; Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913. Natural history - Malay Archipelago. Naturalists - Great Britain - Correspondence. Natural history. Travel. Evolution (Biology) - History - 19th century. Natural selection. Voyages and travels. Ethnology. Biography. Indonesia. Malay Archipelago - Description and travel. Malay Peninsula. Evolution; Zoology & animal sciences; Popular science; History of science. Malaysia; c 1800 to c 1900. SCIENCE / History. 1.00 Kg. 319 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 236880

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Wallace, Alfred Russel (1823-1913), author; Van Wyhe, John (1971-) and Rookmaaker, L.C., eds

Published by Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013)

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Item Description: Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. 1st edition. Fine cloth copy in an equally fine dust-wrapper. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Physical description; xxxi, 319 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (some color), maps (some color); 24 cmIncludes bibliographical references and index. Summary; This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia), which led him to come independently to the same conclusion as Charles Darwin: that evolution occurs through natural selection. Beautifully written, they are filled with lavish descriptions of the remote regions he explored, the peoples, and fascinating details of the many new species of mammals, birds, and insects he discovered during his time there. John van Wyhe and Kees Rookmaaker present new transcriptions of each of the letters, including recently discovered letters that shed light on the voyage and on questions such as Wallace's reluctance to publish on evolution, and why he famously chose to write to Darwin rather than to send his work to a journal directly. A revised account of Wallace's itinerary based on new research by the editors forms part of an introduction that sets the context of the voyage, and the volume includes full notes to all letters. Together the letters form a remarkable and vivid document of one of the most important journeys of the 19th century by a great Victorian naturalist. Subjects; Wallace, Alfred Russel 1823-1913. Natural history - Malay Archipelago. Naturalists - Great Britain - Correspondence. Natural history. Travel. Evolution (Biology) - History - 19th century. Natural selection. Voyages and travels. Ethnology. Biography. Indonesia. Malay Archipelago - Description and travel. Malay Peninsula. Evolution; Zoology & animal sciences; Popular science; History of science. Malaysia; c 1800 to c 1900. SCIENCE / History. 1 Kg. 319 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 236880

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The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the: Wallace, Alfred Russel

Wallace, Alfred Russel

Published by Harper and Brothers, New York (1869)

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Item Description: Harper and Brothers, New York, 1869. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. First American edition. First American edition, complete in one volume in original purple cloth boards with gilt decorations. Good+. Spine sunned, some discoloration to covers. Front flyleaf missing, title page clipped at top removing the "o" from Archipelago. Pages bright, light foxing to front matter. Fold-out map in very good condition. 8vo, 638 + ii. "Perhaps [Wallace’s] most important book.a magnificent combination of interesting sketches of travel and vivid pictures of natural history, together with a discussion of the great generalizations of evolutionary biology." (DNB). Bookseller Inventory # 104159

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WALLACE Alfred Russel

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Item Description: 1869. First Edition. WALLACE, Alfred Russel. The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. London: Macmillan, 1869. Two volumes. Octavo, original gilt-stamped green cloth. $7800.First edition of Wallace's classic account of his journey to the Malay Archipelago, "on the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written" (DSB)."Since he had not solved the perplexing question of how species evolve while in the Amazon region [1848-52], Wallace decided to venture once more to the tropics, this time to Southeast Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Securing passage on a government vessel, Wallace departed in 1854 for explorations that lasted eight years and covered between 14,000 and 15,000 miles. The boundaries of the range of his explorations were the Aru Islands to the east; Malacca, Malaya, to the west; the northern tip of Celebes to the north; and as far south as southern Timor. The enormous quantity of materials gathered there—about 127,000 specimens of natural history—enabled him to publish scores of fundamental scientific papers on a broad range of topics. These works alone would have established him as one of the greatest English naturalists of his age, but his classic natural history book, The Malay Archipelago, earned him an international reputation that has endured to this day. On the basis of artistic format, literary style, and scientific merit, it is clearly one of the finest scientific travel books ever written. From his first arrival in the Malayan region Wallace had decided to gather precise scientific data on groups of animals in order to work out their geographical distribution and consequently to throw light on their origins through evolutionary processes. He kept a notebook on evolution, here designated as his 'Species Notebook.' His first explicit, published evolutionary statements drew on those materials" (DSB). Complete with wood-engraved frontispieces and six engraved plates, two lithographed folding maps tracing Wallace's journey, and numerous in-text maps and illustrations. With publisher's ads dated December 1868 in Volume I. Plate at Volume II, p. 41, actually bound at p. 176. Norman 2176. Bookplate of Colonel William Slaney Kenyon-Slaney, a long-serving MP who remains best known as the first player ever to score a goal in an international soccer match. Contemporary ink library signatures. Binder ticket.Interiors generally fine with only a few spots of foxing, a bit of expert restoration to bindings, slightest rubbing to gilt, cloth quite bright. Near-fine condition. Bookseller Inventory # 106927

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