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Título: THE HISTORY OF SUMATRA : Containing an ...
Editorial: Printed for the Author, and Sold By Thomas Payne and Son; Benjamin White; James Robson; P. Elmsly; Leigh and Sotheby; and J. Sewell
Año de publicación: 1783
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción Printed for the Author, and Sold by Thomas Payne and Son., London, 1783. Half Leather. Estado de conservación: Very Good Condition. First Edition. 22cm x 26,5cm. Folding engraved map of SUMATRA - [viii] - 132, 135-375 pages - (1p, blank) - (5p, Index) - (1p, Errata); plate of Rejang, Batta and Lampoon alphabets. Pages 133-134 omitted from pagination, but text and register are continuous. FIRST EDITION - COMPLETE! Early 19th-century half calf, later label on spine. Binding is a little rubbed at the hinges, but still solid. Spotted, more pronounced at beginning and end, a little browning. PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. Nº de ref. de la librería 003032
Descripción London: Printed for the Author, and Sold by Thomas Payne., 1783., 1783. 4to. pp. viii, 375, index & errata. double-page folding engraved map (frontis.) & 1 engraved plate plate of the Rejang, Butta and Lampoon alphabets. contemporary calf, rebacked in morocco (corners worn, map trimmed to neatline, light dampstaining to inner margin of last leaves). First Edition of the first text in English devoted to Sumatra. Marsden, an orientalist in the service of the East India Company, spent eight years in Sumatra as sub-secretary and then secretary of the government at Fort Marlborough (Bencoolen). He is also known for his Dictionary and Grammar of the Malay Language (1812) and his translation of Marco Polo (1818). The present work was praised by Southey as a model of descriptive composition. Cox I p. 300. Howgego M55. cfHill p. 193. Nº de ref. de la librería FRSeMARS56