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Island Life or, The Phenomena and Causes of Insular Faunas and Floras including a Revision and Attempted Solution of the Problem of Geological Climates

WALLACE, ALFRED RUSSEL

Published by MacMillan, London, 1902
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Original green cloth, minor wear. Collation: xx, 563, [1-publisher] pp. 22 maps (one a colored frontispiece) and 4 diagrams. Text in very good condition. Pencil marks for several insects and mammals in section on Philippines provided by W. E. Clarke. These were most likely made by Clarke whose copy this is.Provenance: Tipped in card at front : "With the Author's Compliments" and three ALS from Wallace to W. E. Clarke tipped in behind title page. The first letter ( May 31st 1901) is a request from Wallace to Dr. Clarke to ask him for the "total number of species (of birds in the Philippines) now known, to correct the statement at p. 388 of my 'Island Life', of which I am preparing a new addition." Wallace also asks that Dr. Clarke for any names of new Philippine species as well as mammals. Wallace thanks Clake for the information in the second letter dated July 21st 1901. The third letter (Nov. 14th 1901) is a request for Clarke to "look over the enclosed proofs of lists of Philippine mammals and correct any errors of spelling, or any omissions, return me as soon as you can."This is the last edition, corrected and enlarged, of Wallace's "Island Life " There are over 40 additional pages of text from the first edition, making this the most complete coverage of this seminal publication by Wallace.Dr William Eagle Clarke, I. S. O LL.D. (16 March 1853 - 10 May 1938) was a British ornithologist. Clarke was born in Leeds where his father William Clarke was a solicitor and educated at the Grammar School and at Yorkshire College, Leeds where he studied under Professor L C Miall. He was originally a civil engineer and surveyor, but later took up natural history as a profession. He became Curator of Leeds Museum in 1884, moving to the Natural History Department of the Royal Scottish Museum in 1888, where he was Keeper from 1906 to 1921.He was the first recipient of the Godman-Salvin Medal in 1922. This medal was "awarded by the British Ornithologists' Union Council to an individual as a signal honour for distinguished ornithological work. (Wikipedia; BOU) This is the last edition, corrected and enlarged, of Wallace's "Island Life " There are over 40 additional pages of text from the first edition, making this the most complete coverage of this seminal publication by Wallace.Dr William Eagle Clarke, I. S. O LL.D. (16 March 1853 - 10 May 1938) was a British ornithologist. Clarke was born in Leeds where his father William Clarke was a solicitor and educated at the Grammar School and at Yorkshire College, Leeds where he studied under Professor L C Miall. He was originally a civil engineer and surveyor, but later took up natural history as a profession. He became Curator of Leeds Museum in 1884, moving to the Natural History Department of the Royal Scottish Museum in 1888, where he was Keeper from 1906 to 1921.He was the first recipient of the Godman-Salvin Medal in 1922. This medal was "awarded by the British Ornithologists' Union Council to an individual as a signal honour for distinguished ornithological work. (Wikipedia; BOU) Contemporary blind stamped cloth. Bookseller Inventory # 0000656

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Title: Island Life or, The Phenomena and Causes of ...

Publisher: MacMillan, London

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Third edition.

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