London: T. Nelson and Sons, Paternoster Row, 1880. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. , iv-xii, , 14-576 pp. Brown blindstamped cloth with decorations in black and gilt on the front board and spine, all edges gilt. Illustrated by a wood-engraved frontispiece, a map, thirty-two full-page illustrations, and several in-text illustrations. The illustrations feature several of the books' topics including the Malaysian tapir, mangrove trees, orangutans, hornbills, volcanoes, birds of paradise, the cassowary, plantains and coconut trees, New Guinea tribespeople, and local Indonesian tribes searching for edible birds nests. An excellent copy of a book that explores life on the Eastern Archipelago, covering the people, plants, geology, and animals of Indonesia, New Guinea, and the Philippines. Near Fine. Item #00008685
A Near Fine book with a tiny owner's mark on the verso of the front flyleaf.