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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 388 pages; Description: xi, 388 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Courthope, Nathaniel.Coen, Jan Pieterszoon, -- 1587- 1629. Summary: Extraordinary account of the spice trade and life aboard trading ships.
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In 1616, an English adventurer, Nathaniel Courthope, stepped ashore on a remote island in the East Indies on a secret mission - to persuade the islanders of Run to grant a monopoly to England over their nutmeg, a fabulously valuable spice in Europe. This infuriated the Dutch, who were determined to control the world's nutmeg supply. For five years Courthope and his band of thirty men were besieged by a force one hundred times greater - and his heroism set in motion the events that led to the founding of the greatest city on earth. A beautifully told adventure story and a fascinating depiction of exploration in the seventeenth century, "Nathaniel's Nutmeg" a remarkable light on history.Biografía del autor:
Giles Milton is a writer and journalist. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications and specialises in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.
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Descripción HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1999. Condición: New. 3rd impression. How One Man's Courage Changed the Course of History. The struggle against the Dutch for control of the Nutmeg trade in the 17th century. 388 pp. Illustrated. Maroon cloth. Title gt spine. Fine in fine dw. New. Unread. Nº de ref. del artículo: 22720
Descripción Farrar Straus & Giroux (T), 1999. Hardcover. Condición: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. del artículo: P110340696753
Descripción Farrar Straus & Giroux (T). Hardcover. Condición: New. 0340696753 New Condition. Nº de ref. del artículo: NEW7.0103751