Galapagos: world's end.
New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1924 first edition).
Quarto, 443 pp. portrait plate, nine tipped-in coloured plates and 55 uncoloured plates. Publisher's presentation blue morocco, some very minor shelf wear otherwise a fine copy.
A magnificent association copy. A special issue of the author's autograph edition limited to 100 signed copies on handmade paper. This is copy C, with a letter from the publisher George Palmer Putnam to Professor Henry Fairfield Osborn. "We have given ourselves the pleasure of making up for you a special copy of the de luxe edition of "Galapagos" in full leather. It makes rather a lovely book and I think you will be glad to add it to your library", with Osborn's leather label on the front pastedown.
William Beebe led an expedition to the Galapagos Archipelago in 1923 and collected live animals for the New York Zoological Gardens and specimens for the American Museum of Natural History. Henry Fairfield Osborn was a long serving president of the museum and is best remembered for his substantial monograph on fossil elephants.