Lot 409[NORTH BORNEO]
WHITEHEAD, JOHN. Exploration of Mount Kina Balu, North Borneo. London: Gurney & Jackson, 1893. First edition. Publisher's pictorial cloth. 14 3/4 x 10 inches (37.5 x 25 cm); x, [ii] 317,  pp., with 32 plates, including 11 hand-colored lithographs . Corners a bit bumped, some binding wear, short split to upper joint, minor foxing at beginning and end.
The zoologist John Whitehead reached the high point of Kinabalu in 1888; portions of the mountain, especially Low's Gully, the great ravine below the summit, are even now not well explored. His goal was ornithological research, though the plates include views, natives, insects etc. Anker 528; Fine Bird Books 155; Nissen 4394.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
Sold for $2,000
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