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Alfred Hart EVERETT (1848-1898).

[MALAYA & BORNEO, etc. - Collection of offprints, by various authors, all recording shells collected by Everett]

Bound in a single volume, five inscribed by their authors to Everett.

Published: [London], [1876-1894?]

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[MALAYA & BORNEO, etc.]. – Alfred Hart EVERETT (1848-1898). - Lt.Col. Henry Haversham GODWIN-AUSTEN (1834-1923), Edgar Albert SMITH (1847-1916), Father Julian Edmund TENISON-WOODS (1832-1889) & others.

[A bound collection of offprints, most inscribed by their authors, all concerning shells collected by A.H. Everett]. 9 works in one volume, Octavo (8 ¾ x 5 1/2in; 222 x 140mm. approx.) Contemporary textured drab brown cloth, spine lettered ‘Mollusca’ in gilt (lightly rubbed and soiled). Provenance (of the sammelband): Alfred Hart EVERETT (1848-1898, signatures and various inscriptions); John Wingfield Malcolm of Poltalloch [1833-1902, bookplate, small circular library label with shelf mark); William J. Clench (1897-1984, signature); Robert C. Bullock (b. 1944, signature).

An important bound collection of off-prints, assembled by Everett, recording shells that he had collected in Malaya, Borneo, Indonesia   and the Philippines – five inscribed by their authors to Everett.

Everett ‘was a British Civil Servant and administrator in Borneo as well as being a naturalist and natural history collector. [He]… was born on Norfolk Island to British parents: George, the doctor at the penal colony, from Wiltshire, and Anna-Maria, from Jersey. They left in 1851 to return to England via Tasmania, so he was educated in England. In 1869 he went to Sarawak in north-western Borneo in order to collect natural history specimens. After two years there he entered the service of the Kingdom of Sarawak, as a Resident in the Baram district, under the White Rajahs. In 1878 and 1879 he was engaged by the Royal Society and British Association to explore 'the Caves of Borneo' in search of the remains of ancient man. The explorations were made around Bau and Niah but were unsuccessful in their primary aim ... In 1885 he was appointed the Rajah's Consul to the Court of the Sultan of Brunei. He later served in North Borneo in the administration of the Britiah North Borneo Company.’ (wikipedia).

[contents:]

  1. Dr. Phineas Simon ABRAHAM (1846-1921). Notes on some genera of Nudibranchiate Mollusca, with notices of a new genus and some hitherto undescribed species, in the collection of the British Museum. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1876]. Pp. [131-]132-146. 2 plates. Early upper paper wrapper. Provenance: A.E. Everett (author’s inscription ‘With the Author’s compliments’, also signed and inscribed by Everett).
  2. J.E. TENISON-WOODS. Malaysian Essays, No.3. Malaysian Land and Freshwater Mollusca. Sydney: [no date]. Pp. [i-ii; 189-]190-279[-280 blank final page]. 3 plates. Provenance: A.E. Everett (signed by Everett).
  3. H.H. GODWIN-AUSTEN. On a Collection of Land-Shells made in Borneo by Mr. A. Everett, with descriptions of supposed new species. Part I. Cyclostomacae. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1889]. Pp. [331-]332-355[-356 final blank page]. 5 plates. Early blue upper paper wrapper. Provenance: A.E. Everett (author’s inscription ‘A. Everett Esqre. / with the author’s best regards’).
  4. H.H. GODWIN-AUSTEN. On supposed new Species of Land-Molluscs from Borneo belonging to the Genera Opisthostoma and Diplommatina. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1890]. Pp. [244-]245-246[-247 final blank page]. 1 plate. Early orange/brown upper paper wrapper. Provenance: A.E. Everett (author’s inscription ‘A. Everett Esqre. / with the author’s compts.’).
  5. H.H. GODWIN-AUSTEN. On a Collection of Land-Shells made in Borneo by Mr. A. Everett, with descriptions of supposed new species. Part II. Zonitidae and Helicidae. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1891]. Pp. [21-]22-47[-48 final blank page]. 4 plates. Early blue upper paper wrapper. Provenance: A.E. Everett (signed by Everett, & author’s inscription ‘A. Everett Esqre. / with the authors thanks / and regards / 25th June 1891’).
  6. E.A. SMITH. Descriptions of new Species of Land-Shells from Borneo. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1892]. Pp. [341-]342-352. 1 plate. Provenance: A.E. Everett (numbered ‘6’ in manuscript, probably by Everett).
  7. E.A. SMITH. A Small Collection of Land-Shells from Palawan and Balabac, Philippine Islands. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1893]. Pp. [347-]348-353[-354 final blank page. 1 plate. Provenance: A.E. Everett (numbered ‘7’ in manuscript, probably by Everett).
  8. E.A. SMITH. On the Land-Shells of the Sulu Archipelago [Philippines]. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1894]. Pp. [48-]49-60[-61 final blank page]. 1 plate. Provenance: A.E. Everett (numbered ‘8’ in manuscript, probably by Everett).
  9. E.A. SMITH. On the Land-Shells of the Natuna Islands [Indonesia]. [N.p. but London: n.d but 1894]. Pp. [453-]454-465[-466 final blank page]. 1 plate. Provenance: A.E. Everett (numbered ‘9’ in manuscript, probably by Everett).

RIJ 1446 (?)

  • Binding Condition: Acceptable
  • Overall Condition: Acceptable
  • Size: 8 ¾ x 5 1/2in; 222 x 140mm
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