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BORNEO AND THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO: With Drawings of Costume and Scenery.
London 1848, Longman.Red blind-stamped cloth, 22 fine tinted. lithographic plates, 37 text wood engravings, 232p., large. format: small folio 19 x 29 cm., complete with often lacking. tinted litho half-title, colored frontis. FIRST EDITION. WITH STUNNING LITHOGRAPHS & WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS Frank Samuel Marryat [1826-1855] was a late midshipman of H.M.S. Samarang, a surveying vessel. The voyage places including Brunei, Philippines, Hong Kong, Korea & Japan. *** THE ILLUSTRATIONS: There is a lovely chromolithographic frontispiece, and rare and often missing pictorial half-title. There are 22 tinted lithographed plates and 37 woodcut engravings in the text. The plates are drawings executed by the author. . The plates show a good many native people, stunning scenery and items that cought the author's interest. An excellent ethnographic look at the peoples and their culture, weapons, dress and surroundings. *** CONDITION: The book is bound in the publisher's original red blind-stamped cloth, with gold-stamped spine titles. There is some of the usual and very minor rubbing to the corners, and a bit to the edges otherwise the book is very solidly bound, tight and firm. The paper is clean, and there is no foxing. There is a bit of a faint damp stain 182-210 at the upper right corner, mildly affecting the pages and plates. This does not affect every page but nevertheless is there but exceptionally mild. To a defect, we overly point out flaws as a standard. By and large it is of a nice appearance and would be a nice addition to any discriminating collector. *** REFERENCE: Abbey 549 *** Color scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
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