4to. 2vols. Vol I: 171pp; Vol II: 187pp. Red cloth boards w/gilt detailing, illustrated endpapers, illustrated jacket, in a green cloth slipcase w/additional gilt detailing. Stunningly illustrated throughout with a mixture of single and double page colour photographs. The photographs’ printing is of an incredibly high quality. The condition is very good. There are some small chips to the head and tails of the spine on both volumes as well as some moderate staining. The slipcase has suffered from some edge wear over the years but holds well. The binding of both volumes are tight and the books are square. The contents of both volume are complete, bright and of exceptional quality. Tasteful bookplate present on both front endpapers. Volume one focuses on the Galapagos’ discovery and its early visitors including Herman Melville, Charles Darwin, Joseph Slevin and William Beebe. An introduction is provided by Loren Eiseley. Volume two is based on Porter’s journal as he explores these islands. A magnificent production with superb photos by Porter, who is considered the premier nature photographer of the 20th century. Introduction to the second volume by John P Milton, with text by Porter and Kenneth Brower. This is a heavy item, weighing roughly 5kg, and postage will have to be adjusted accordingly.
Porter, Eliot, Photographs by. Edited by Kenneth Brower. Introductions by Loren Eiseley, John P. Milton. Foreword by David Brower. Selections by Herman Melville, Charles Darwin, J. R. Slevin, William, GALAPAGOS: The Flow of Wildness , Sierra Club / Ballantine Books, 1968
DENNY, Henry, Monographia Anoplurorum Britanniae; or, an essay on the British species of parasitic insects belonging to the order Anoplura of Leach, with the modern divisions of the genera according to the views of Leach, Nitzsch, and Burmeister, with highly magnified figures of each species., Henry G. Bohn, 1842