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Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo by  John Whitehead - Signed First Edition - 1893 - from Rachel Smith Books (SKU: M100)

Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo

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Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo

by Whitehead, John

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Whitehead, John "EXPLORATION of MOUNT KINA BALU, North Borneo". London, Gurney and Jackson, 1893 PRESENTATION COPY to "Lionel Upton from John Whitehead 18-7-93". First edition. Folio (360 x 265). 32 Lithographed plates. 11 hand-colored 21 tinted. 21 woodcut illustrations. Text is clean and tight save for some spotting in the first few pages. The plates are in pristine condition. Original pictorial cloth gilt is bright and in very good condition. Top edge gilt. The bottom board has some slight discoloration and the cloth in one corner is slightly wrinkled. Overall condition is VG-Fine.

"Narrative of the author's travels in Borneo, Java, Palawan and Balabac Islands. His three efforts (the last one successful) to ascend Mt. Kina Balu. The greater part of the work comprises detailed observations on the natural history, especially ornithology, of the regions visited". (Zimmerman p. 673). Anker 528, Wood p. 626.


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Rachel Smith Books US (US)
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Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo
Whitehead, John
Original pictorial gilt cloth
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Gurney and Jackson
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Kina Balu, Borneo, Mountaineering, ornithology,Java, Balabac, Palawan
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travel, exploration, polar, misc; Mountaineering,; Ornithology;
360 x 265mm

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First Edition
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top edge gilt
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