This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... that near Port Dory, on the north coast of New Guinea, the shores are flanked, to the height of 150 feet, by madreporitic strata of a modern date. He mentions similar formations at Waigiou, Amboina, Bourou, Ceram, Sonda, and Timor: at this latter place, MM. Quoy and Gaimard 7 have likewise described the ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ... that near Port Dory, on the north coast of New Guinea, the shores are flanked, to the height of 150 feet, by madreporitic strata of a modern date. He mentions similar formations at Waigiou, Amboina, Bourou, Ceram, Sonda, and Timor: at this latter place, MM. Quoy and Gaimard 7 have likewise described the primitive rocks, as coated to a considerable height with coral. Some small islets eastward of Timor are said in Kolff's Voyage 1 to resemble small coral islets upraised some feet above the sea. Dr. Malcolmson informs me that Dr. Hardie found in Java an extensive formation, containing an abundance of shells, of which the greater part appear to be of existing species. Dr. Jack has described some upraised shells and corals, apparently recent, on Pulo Nias off Sumatra; and Marsden relates in his history of this great island, that the names of manypromontories show that they were originally islands. On part of the west coast of Borneo and at the Sooloo Islands, the form of the land, the nature of the soil, and the waterwashed rocks, present appearances 3 (although it is doubtful whether such vague evidence is worthy of mention) of having recently been covered by the sea; and the inhabitants of the Sooloo Islands believe that this has been the case. Mr. Cuming, who has lately investigated with so much success the mollusca of the Phillippines, found near Cabagan, in Luzon, about 60 feet above the level of the R. Cagayan and 70 miles from its mouth, a large bed of fossil shells: these, as he informs me, are certainly of the same species with those now existing on the shores of the neighbouring islands. From the accounts given by Captain Basil Hall and Captain Beechey1 of the lines of inland reefs, and walls of coral rock worn into caves, above the...
Fair. No Jacket. Hardcover with nice pages, most of them are uncut. Title page is cut and has a small tear on it of less than 1/2 inch. Preface page has the same size tear. Name stamp on the first page. Firm binding. Cover is missing the entire spine covering. From and back covers have leath tips and marbled boards but a lot of edge wear also. No jacket. (S46)
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Book Bound in half red leather and marbled boards; gold lettering on spine; top edge gilt; edge wear to boards particularly at top and bottom of spine and at corners; spine is fully intact but split top one inch and bottom three inches at front; otherwise a solid, clean copy with no marking or underlining; collectible condition; illustrated with three coloured fold-out maps; "Authorized Edition" stated on verso of title page.
Good+ No Jacket. No date. Circa 1899. #666 of 1000. Westminster Editiion. Authorized Edition. Red cloth. Gilt at top of pages. Front hinge tender. Boards show moderate wear. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. Careful packing and fast, efficient shipping including delivery confirmation. International Priority Air Mail shipping available for this item.
Very Good condition. One of an edition of 1000 copies, this copy not numbered. With an appendix by T.G. Bonney. xx, 366 pp. Frontispiece; (8vo) original terracotta cloth stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt; three folding maps. Bottom edges worn; half-inch mended closed tear bottom edge of map plate II; tanning to contents pages xiv & xv; slight offset sillhouette on title page from frontis portrait; quarter-inch meded closed tear tope edge of Preface page. Otherwise clean and tight with maps in nice shape.
Near Fine. Issued Without a Dust Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 366 pp. Frontispiece; (8vo) original terracotta cloth stamped in black, spine lettered in gilt; three folding mapsThere are 3 fold-out engraved maps, hand-colored in excellent condition. The first map shows the distribution of different kinds of coral reefs and positions of active volcanos. It includes parts of the Southern United States, China Sea and some areas surrounding it, Indian Ocean and surrounding areas and parts of Africa and Middle East. The map folds out and measures over 16". The second and third map/diagrams appear toward the end of the book and show the different barrier coral reefs surrounding mountainous islands and Atolls or Lagoon Islands one is also over 16". All maps are in excellent condition and are well attached to the book.
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