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WALLACE (Alfred). The Geographical Distribution of Animals. With a Study of the Relations of Living and Extinct Faunas as Elucidating the Past Changes of the Earth's Surface.1876

London: Macmillan and Co., First edition, 2 vols., 8vo (230 x 165 mm), xxi, [3], 503, [1]; viii, [4], 607, [1]pp., large folding coloured map frontis., (one fold repaired with archival paper), 6 maps and 20 plates, a very good ex-library set, stamps to verso of title page, library labels on front endpapers, some light foxing throughout, inner hinges shaken, orig. green cloth, lettered in gilt, white library call number at base of spine. "Wallace studied the fauna of the Malay peninsula and was struck both with its resemblances to and differences from that of South America. His studies resulted in this world-wide study, a pioneering work in zoogeography, and Wallace's most comprehensive monograph."—Norman. Provence: Early ownership signature of Alfred C. Pass to head of title page of vol. I and half-title of vol. II; Alfred Capper Pass, of Bristol, and the Manor House, Wootton Fitzpaine, Dorset. Garrison-Morton 145.60; Norman 2178.

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