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.
London : Francis Edwards, 1916. Limited edition of 150 copies (no. 110), printed on large paper. Two volumes, large quarto, in original printed blue wrappers (one corner slightly bumped), illustrated with 28 black and white and 13 colour plates, and line drawings in the text, 2 folding colour maps, pages unopened, 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.