Travels in the East Indian Archipelago – Albert S Bickmore (1869) (1st US ed)

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Travels in the East Indian Archipelago – Albert S Bickmore (1869) (1st US ed)

S$337.00

Title: Travels in the East Indian Archipelago

Author: Albert S Bickmore

Publisher: D Appleton, 1869. First US edition. Printed just a year after (and in conjunction with) the first UK edition of 1868. Scarce!

Condition: Hardcover, leather spine and corners with marbled boards. Spine darkened and stained, corners bumped, but otherwise decent. Some stains and foxing on the inside. Inscription on first blank flyleaf. With fold-out maps and some very nice engravings. Overall in good condition.

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Description

Albert Smith Bickmore (1839 – 1914) was an American naturalist and one of the founders of the American Museum of Natural History.

He traveled to South-east Asia in 1865 and kept a journal, recording his journey “day by day” with scrupulous care.

Chapter I. : The Strait of Sunda and Batavia.
Chapter II. : Samarang and Surabaya.
Chapter III. The Flora and Fauna of the Tropical East.
Chapter IV. : Celebes and Timur.
Chapter V. : Amboina.
Chapter VI. : The Uliassers and Ceram.
Chapter VII. : Banda.
Chapter VIII. : Buru.
Chapter IX. : Ternate, Tidore, and Gilolo.
Chapter X. : The Northern Peninsula of Celebes.
Chapter XI. : The Minahassa.
Chapter XII. : Sumatra.
Chapter XIII. : To the Land of the Cannibals.
Chapter XIV. : Return to Padang.
Chapter XV. : The Padang Plateau.
Chapter XVI. : Crossing Sumatra.
Chapter XVII. : Palembang, Banca, and Singapore.