Title:Sarawak; its inhabitants and productions : being notes during a residence in that country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke.
Publisher: London Richard Bentley 1848
Seller ID: 35187
First edition, first issue. 8vo. xxiv, 416pp; frontis (Gunong Gigi) and 5 other plates (or 6, one being a double-page plate featuring the weapons and utensils used by the native of Borneo). Original green cloth, decorated in blind, spine a little dulled, extremities rubbed, tiny split to the cloth at the foot of the lower joint. Verso of front endpaper with offsetting, verso of frontis, title and verso a little foxed, edges yellowed, otherwise nice and clean. The gutter at pp96/7 slightly strained at the head. A good to very good copy. Two numerals written on the front pastedown, one crossed through, and the remains of a small label with second of these numbers at the foot of spine. There are no other markings, but another book that came from the same source had a similar number as well as the ink stamp of the Campbell Town Institute in rural Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania), so one assumes this title was also part of its collection. *** Low served Colonial Secretary to (Rajah) James Brooke. He had come to Sarawak to collect plants and seeds, and spent thirty months there, travelling extensively amongst the 'tribes of aborigines'.
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