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Wallace, Alfred Russel
ISLAND LIFE: OR, THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS. MACMILLAN AND CO., 1880
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Wallace, Alfred Russel
ISLAND LIFE: OR, THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS. MACMILLAN AND CO., 1880
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Wallace, Alfred Russel
ISLAND LIFE: OR, THE PHENOMENA AND CAUSES OF INSULAR FAUNAS AND FLORAS. MACMILLAN AND CO., 1880
8vo, FIRST EDITION, half-title, 3 coloured maps, illustrations and maps in text, 2pp. advertisements at end, original green cloth gilt, binding slightly worn
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Literature

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Catalogue Note

Along with his Geographical Distribution of Animals (1876, see previous lot), this is one of the foundation works of zoogeography. Whereas the earlier work had discussed broad principles, Island Life focused on detailed problems of animal dispersal and speciation. The islands investigated were wide-ranging, including the Azores, Bermuda, Galapagos, St. Helena, Sandwich, Borneo, Java, Japan, Formosa, Madagascar, Celebes and New Zealand.

English Literature, History, Children’s Books and Illustrations, including The Garrett Herman Collection: The Age of Darwin

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London