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  • TEMPLE, Philip
    NAWORK ! the New Zealand expedition to New Guinea's highest mountains

    London: Travel Book Club, 1963. Blue boards. pp (xiv), 189. Index. Fine in jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44664
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  • THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition by GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition

    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some…

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    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some light damp spotting; cracked front inner hinge neatly reparied; some foxing early and late; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Account of a British natural history expedition aboard the Marchesa, chiefly focusing on birds, January 1882 - April 1884. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36864
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  • LINDALL, Edward
    THE FIRES OF KIWAI

    Edition: First UK printing

    London: Heinemann, 1968. Octavo, 184 pp. Mauve boards. Fine in jacket, no owner names, flap price intact. A novel set on an island in the Bismarck Archipelago of New Guinea, by this Australian author.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 28036
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  • Tim F. Flannery
    Throwim Way Leg: Tree-Kangaroos, Possums, and Penis Gourds-On the Track of Unknown Mammals in Wildest New Guinea

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1999. Fourth printing. Cloth & boards. Colour photos. Small ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 47197
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  • MATTHIESSEN, Peter
    UNDER THE MOUNTAIN WALL. A Chronicle of Two Seasons in the Stone Age.

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were…

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    New York: Viking, 1962. Second state (book club). Black cloth, endpaper maps. xvi, 256, xvi-xxxii (photo credits and index) pp. Main body of text printed on pale green paper. Photo plates inserted. A fine copy, no owner names. Black dust jacket has mild rubbing to spine folds and front flap fold, 1 cm tear to front panel, VG otherwise, no chips, flap price intact. The author's experiences in 1961 among a stone age people while with the Harvard-Peabody Expedition to New Guinea. This copy has the second grouping of plates placed between pp 160-61 instead of at the end where the author intended and in fact insisted they be in order not to interrupt his narrative. Such copies were the first bound, but the publisher caught the error before publication and sold almost all of those copies off to a book club and then corrected the placement for their own trade issue. The book club cancelled the contents leaf and supplied a new one (attached to the stub) which locates the plates in the place that they actually appear in the book, making a 2nd state of the first printing (the first published trade edition is actually the 2nd printing). Copies with the plates in the wrong place and with the contents leaf integral and incorrectly locating the plates are of the first state - quite rare as very few got out. At the bottom of the new contents leaf are the words "Book Club Edition", an unusual place for such a designation, and the only place on the book or jacket that phrase appears. The jacket is not a book club jacket, but the regular trade jacket. Obviously, the edition size of this book club issue is not the large number of the typical book club edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21924
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