Title:Sub-tropical Rambles in the Land of the Aphanapteryx : personal experiences, adventures and wanderings in and around the island of Mauritius. London 1873.
Publisher: London Sampson Low, Marston, Low, and Searle 1873
Seller ID: 34648
First UK edition. xviii, 512pp, 4 folding coloured maps, frontis and 14 other b&w plates, text illustrations. Modern rebinding, retaining the half-title, in half brown leather and patterned cloth, raised bands and gilt rules, new endpapers. The title-page, and most of the plates, have a faint blind stamp in the top corner (possibly Royal Australian Institute); that on the title has within it the hand-written date 1/9/75 [1875 presumably]. The plate facing p316 has a small piece snipped from its lower corner. The title-page slightly soiled, otherwise a very good clean copy. ***PIke was the US consul at Port Louis. His account includes much on the fauna and flora of the island.
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