London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington, 1885. Octavo, chromolithograph frontispiece (Forbes' Honeyeater), text illustrations. Publisher's decorated cloth, cracked hinges, otherwise a bright crisp copy.
An important early natural history of the area now known as Wallacea. Henry Ogg Forbes (1851-1932) was a Scottish born explorer, ornithologist, and botanist. He was primarily active in the Moluccas and New Guinea and served as director of the Canterbury Museum in New Zealand between 1890 and 1893. He then moved to Liverpool, England, where he served as a consulting director of museums there until his death.
Nissen ZBI 1408; Wood p.344.
Price: $650.00 AU