Item #103209 The Gardens of the Sun : Or a Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago. F. W Burbidge, Frederick William.
The Gardens of the Sun : Or a Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago.
The Gardens of the Sun : Or a Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago.

The Gardens of the Sun : Or a Naturalist's Journal on the Mountains and in the Forests and Swamps of Borneo and the Sulu Archipelago.

London: John Murray, 1880. 1st ed., octavo, half leather binding with gilt title and decorations to spine, top edge gilt, b&w frontis, b&w plates, text illus, marbled endpapers, pp xix, 364. Previous owner's bookplate front endpaper. Small areas of silverfishing to the outside edge of the endpapers and several other pages at end of book, marking to boards, small closed tear to top fore edge and bottom rear ege of spine. Good condition.

English botanist and explorer (1847 - 1905) who collected plant specimens in Borneo in 1877 - 1879, including pitcher plants, orchids and ferns. He collected many rare tropical plants for the famous Veitch Nurseries; the first set of the dried specimens numbered nearly a thousand species, and was presented by Messrs. Veitch to the Kew herbarium. "The Gardens of the Sun" is an interesting record of tradictional life in Borneo and the region, as well as an account of plants. Item #103209

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