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IN THE FAR EAST: A Narrative of Exploration & Adventure, in Cochin-China, Cambod
London 1881, Nelson. Blue pictorial cloth, very good, 208p., 28 woodcut engraved plates, 11.5 x 17 cm.,gold stamped cover of a junk vessel, gilt spine titles, solid, nice copy. *** *** PRIMARY RESOURCE FOR 19TH CENTURY TRAVEL ON FOOT IN SOUTHEAST ASIA The author adventures through Laos to China, describes ex- periences among the Chinese, the return to Saigon, meeting Dr. Morice and the Mekong, then M. Mouhot in Cambodia. Won- derful, detailed descriptions of the people and places, in- cluding different ceremonies observed and reactions of the natives to the presence of foreigners. A keen insight to the first impressions of both foreigners to the Indo-China area, and of those far, distant and obscure places there in. An excellent primary resource, nicely written & illustrated. THE AUTHOR: William Henry Davenport Adams [1828-1891] British: He was an English writer and journalist of the 19th century, notable for a number of books he authored, two of which were on Southeast Asia. REFERENCES: OCLC Number: 844531098 Cordier, H.: INDOSINICA 2534 Cited in WorldCat: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Henry_Davenport_Adams .
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