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RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford (1781-1826)
THE HISTORY OF JAVA. [Volume Two]
Printed for Black, Parbury, and Allen, Booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company, and John Murray, 1817. Large Quarto, viii, 288pp [2] pp cclx. [2 page adverts]. Plates. VOLUME TWO ONLY. complete with half title, internally FINE UNCUT COPY. Original Grey Boards (spine damaged,worn). Baronial Book-plate. History of Java written by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826), English colonial administrator and founder of modern Singapore. Raffles was one of the central figures of British influence in Asia, and early study of the history and culture of the Malay peninsula. Raffles, Lieutenant-Governor of Java during the British rule 1811 to 1816, acknowledged as a great influence on the history of Southeast Asia. A literary masterpiece giving an account of the Natural History, Ethnology, Costume, Manners, Implements of Arts & Warfare Mythology, Literature, Poetry, Astronomy, Antiquities and History of Java and the Javanese. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: HALEWOOD : ABA:ILAB : Booksellers :1867 [PRESTON, United Kingdom]
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