Author Spencer, B. (ed.) Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia. Part I. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map.
Published 1896
Item ID 71763
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London, Dulau; Melbourne, Mullen and Slade, 1896. 4to (25.6 x 19.2cm). xviii, 220 pp.; 11 plates, seven text illustrations, one large, multi-folded map. Original azure buckram with gilt title on the spine. This is the narrative part of an expedition initiated and funded by the Australian mining magnate and politician William Austin Horn (1841-1922). It includes photos of the landscape, for instance Ayers Rock (Uluru). The work includes chapters on zoogeography, and general palaeontology with data derived from the material collected and described in the separately published zoology, botany, and geology parts. Also included is the delayed report on the Hymenoptera (with six new species, mainly ants), and some additions (no new species) to the Marsupialia and Lacertilia. The complete expedition report was published in four volumes; the other three comprise zoology, geology and botany, and anthropology. Fore edge uncut, as published. A very good, clean copy. Ferguson, 16071; Nissen ZBI, 1999 [under Horn]. The complete narrative of a scientifically very important expedition