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WALLACE, Alfred Russell (1823 - 1913)

A collection of eight scientific papers by Alfred Russel Wallace

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A collection of eight rare papers by famed scientist Alfred Russel Wallace on the insects and fauna of south east Asia, extracted from the most important English scientific journals of the period.

  1. On the trade of the Eastern Archipelago with New Guinea and its Islands. London : Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. 32, 1862, pp. 127 – 137. Octavo, marbled papered boards, title label.
  2. On the parrots of the Malayan region, with remarks on their habits, distribution, and affinities, and the descriptions of two new species. London : Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 1864, pp. 272 – 295, folding map. Octavo, marbled papered boards, cloth spine, morocco title label.
  3. Catalogue of heteroceous Lepidoptera collected at Singapore by Mr. A. R. Wallace, with descriptions of new species. By Francis Walker, Esq. London : Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Zoology), 3: pp. 183-196. Octavo, marbled papered boards, title label.
  4. Catalogue of the dipterous insects collected at Dorey, New Guinea, by Mr. A. R. Wallace, with descriptions of new species. By Francis Walker. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society (Zoology), 5 (19): pp. 229-254. Octavo, marbled papered boards, title label.
  5. New Guinea and its inhabitants. Contemporary Review 34, 1879, pp. 421-441. Octavo, papered boards.
  6. A catalogue of the Cetoniidae of the Malayan Archipelago, with descriptions of the new species. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (ser. 3) 4 (part V): pp. 519-601, pls. XI-XIV. Octavo, lettered wrappers, four fine hand coloured plates, housed in a modern card case.
  7. Notes on eastern butterflies. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1869 (part I): pp. 77-81. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 90; viii; three plates, one hand coloured. Together with : Notes on eastern butterflies (continued). Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1869 (part IV): 321-349. Octavo, lettered wrappers, pp. 273 – 353; ix-xviii; two plates, one hand coloured, housed in a modern card case
  8. On the Pieridae of the Indian and Australian regions. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London (ser. 3) 4 (part III), pp.  301-416, pls. 1-4. Octavo, lettered wrappers, four fine hand coloured plates, housed in a modern card case

Rare as a collection.