Lot 315 of 613:
A Monograph of Christmas Island w/21 plates, map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$156
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
A Monograph of Christmas Island

Author:
Andrews, Charles W.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Printed by the Order of Trustees

Date:
1900

Description:

xiii, [3], 337 + 20 ad pp. With numerous text illustrations, 21 leaves of plates (some color), and color folding map. (8vo), original brown cloth, gilt spine. First Edition.

Christmas Island has a unique natural topography and is of immense interest to scientists and naturalists due to the number of unique species of flora and fauna which have evolved in isolation and undisturbed by human habitation. With presentation bookplate from the British Museum on front pastedown. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Light scuffing and some fading to cloth; decorative Cardiff Library bookplates on front and rear endpapers, binding starting to crack towards rear; very good.


 
Item number:
288763
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