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HORNADAY, William Temple.

Two Years in the Jungle.

The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.

New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1887 Stock Code: 139819
£75.00
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Notes

Fourth edition, two years after the first. Account of an expedition undertaken by the noted American zoologist, conservationist, and taxidermist. He was sent to Asia by naturalist and collector Henry Augustus Ward, who founded specimen suppliers Ward's Natural Science, now Ward's Science. Hornaday became the first director of the New York Zoological Park, today the Bronx Zoo. Account contains a lengthy section on the Dyaks, accompanied by an excellent coloured ethnographical map of the distribution of the tribes.

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Description

Octavo (207 x 138 mm). Neatly rebound in moderate blue buckram, title gilt to the spine, edges lightly sprinkled in red.

Illustrations

Steel engraved frontispiece and 46 other similar plates, many from sketches by the author, 2 folding maps, one of them in colour.

Condition

Lightly rubbed, spine mildly sunned, pale toning of the text block, map at the rear with a couple of splits on folds, very good.

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