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Nicholas Pike

SUB-TROPICAL RAMBLES in the Land of the APHANAPTERYX.

Personal experiences, Adventures, & Wanderings in and around THE ISLAND OF MAURITIUS.

Published: Harper & Brothers, New York, 1873

Edition: First edition

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1 volume. First edition 1873.

Publishers brown cloth  blind-stamped bevelled boards.

Gilt title with black border.

Lineal black borders with vignette to back cover.

Colour endpapers.

xviii, 509 pages, 4 page appendix.

Frontispiece plate with tissue-guard, title vignette.

Dedication page.

14 full-page tissue-guarded plates.

4 fold-out maps.

1) colour map- 28.5 x 12 cm.                         

2) colour map- 28 x 24 cm.                         

3) part colour map- 40 x 24 cm.                       

4) colour map- 40 x 24 cm.

"The author, a naturalist, was appointed United States consul to Mauritius.

On finding a paucity of information on the island, toured the island, and

documented the island's topography, culture and ethnography. He gave

special attention to its flora and fauna, highlighting the other flightless,

now also extinct bird on the island. Includes interesting descriptions of the

fauna and flora of the country. There is also an interesting account of the

Cape of Good Hope in 1866 (pp. 35 - 48); and encounters with cyclones.

[Mendelssohn's vol 11, p.167]"

Recorded shipping weight 1500g.

Shipped and insured by recorded delivery. 

  • Binding Condition: Very good
  • Overall Condition: Very good
  • Size: 22 x 15 cm
  • Sold By: West Clare Rare Books
  • Contact Person: Tom Moloney
  • Country: Ireland
  • Email: moloneytom3@gmail.com
  • Telephone: 0657087803
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Credit Cards - PayPal - Cheque.
  • Trade Associations: AA Approved


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