The History of Sumatra, containing an account of The Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners of The Native Inhabitants, with A Description of the Natural Productions, and a relation of the Ancient Political State of The Island – Marsden, William

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Folding map, viii, errata slip and plate of Sumatran Alphabets. 479 pg plus index and 27 plates numbered i to xxvii of people, fauna and flora. There are four aquatint views from drawings by William Bell of Fort Marlborough, Sumatra, they were engraved by Joseph Stadler, best known for his work in Thornton’s The Temple of Flora (1798 – 1807). The plates show, among others, the pepper plant, lanseh and rambeh fruits, Philippine glider, common flying dragon, and balabac kanchil. One of the earliest monographs on this country. 19th century diced calf binding. Repairs to the inner and outer joints. New end papers with the older free end paper pasted to the new one. Fabric tape repair to the gutter at the title page. Some tissue repairs to the map, light foxing to the text and a few plates. Third edition, with corrections, additions and plates. Condition: Very good. Binding: Hardcover. 19th century diced calf binding.

Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Orme, and Brown
Date Published: 1811
Publication Place: London

Condition: Very good.
Binding: Hardcover. 19th century diced calf binding.

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Weight 4000 g