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Keppel, Captn the Hon. Henry Keppel, R.N.
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander; With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B.
Richard Bentley, London, 1853. 2 vol. 8vo. [5], viii-xiv, [3], 2-301, [3]; [5], vi-vii, [2], 2-286, [2] pp. Contemporary three-quarter smooth blue calf over bright blue pebbled cloth, spine in six compartments, each with a red morocco labe lettered in gold, spines lettered and decorated in gold; all edges gilt. Each volume illustrated with a tinted lithograph frontispiece, volume one with three additional tinted lithograph plates and a map laid in (the original cloth had a pocket, this binding was not done with a pocket for the map); volume two with three additional tinted lithograph plates. Volume one lacks the half-title. Howgego 1800-1850, K8. Henry Keppel was an English naval officer. He undertook extensive voyages to the East and West Indies. After meeting James Brooke in 1842, in Singapore, the two campaigned against piracy in the region. From 1844 to 1847 Keppel was retired until he returned to Borneo in the Maeander to assist Brooke at combatting piracy. Keppel served in the Crimean War, and fought in the Second Opium War in 1857. His Visit to the Indian Archipelago records his voyages with Brooke from Rio De Janeiro to Singapore and Borneo. Along the way, Keppel encounters wild hogs, tigers, water buffalo, and pirates on the rivers and seas. A great deal of his writing is devoted to his time spent in Malaysia, specifically in the regions of Labuan and Sarawak. Keppel also reports on the diseases his crew and James Brooke suffer, referring to "Labuan Fever". Descriptions of the Dyak people are given by Keppel, and his encounters with Sepoys are recorded. The end of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Evening Star Books, ABAA/ILAB [Madison, WI, U.S.A.]

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