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British ornithologists' union expedition, 1909-1911 ; OGILVIE-GRANT, W. R.

Reports on the collections made by the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition and the Wollaston Expedition in Dutch New Guinea, 1910-13.

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London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 27), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, finely bound in half crushed blue morocco over cloth, edges and corners slightly rubbed, spines in compartments with raised bands, ruled in gilt with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, small book label for Rollo Hammett inside upper boards, pagination various, illustrated with 28 black and white and 13 colour plates, and line drawings in the text, 2 folding colour maps, a fine set.

A substantial, landmark contribution to the study of the natural history of the island of New Guinea which, in addition to ornithology, covers lepidoptera, arachnida, coleoptera, mollusca, reptiles, fishes and botanical specimens. There are also sections on the physical anthropology of the indigenous peoples of the Torres Strait and western New Guinea.

Accompanied by : WOLLASTON A.F.R. Pygmies & Papuans : the stone age to-day in Dutch New Guinea. London: Smith, Elder & Company, 1912. First edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered and decorated cloth, corners bumped, top edge gilt, frontispiece, title page with blind stamp Presentation Copy, pp. xxiv; 352, folding map, photographic plates. The naturalist and explorer’s account of the British Ornithologists’ Union Expedition to New Guinea.