Charlotte Du Rietz Rare Books (ILAB): Indonesia
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 [INDONESIA]., [A collection of 19 different works dealing with Sumatra, Borneo and other islands in Indonesia]. Batavia, Gravenhage, etc, between 1860's - 1890's.
[INDONESIA].
[A collection of 19 different works dealing with Sumatra, Borneo and other islands in Indonesia]. Batavia, Gravenhage, etc, between 1860's - 1890's.
A collection of works, including many articles and offprints, devoted to ethnograhy, geography, anthropology etc. probably compiled by a (Dutch?) researcher. Preceded by a contemporary handwritten list of contents. With many maps and other illustrations. Text in Dutch and German. Nicely bound in a contemporary (turn of 19th/20th centuries) half calf on marbled boards, spine gilt in compartments and titled "Indonesien" in gilt, lightly rubbed, marbled edges. Occasionally some staining. Comprises: 1. Van Olden: De Muiterij van Amir of Banka in 1850. Gravenhage 1860; 2. Hagen: Beirräge zur kenntniss der Battareligion. Batavia 1883; Le Rütte: Moko-Moko Eene bijdrage tot de Land- en Volkenkunde van Neêrlandsch Indie. Gravenhage 1870; Vorderman: Het journal van Albert Colfs. Eene bijdrage tot de kennis der kleine Soenda-eilanden. Batavia 1888; Van der Linden: Banda en zijne Bewoners. Dordrecht 1873; Wilken: Het afplatten van het voorhoofd bij de Alfoeren van de Minahasa. No place; Miklucho-Maclay: Ethnologische excursionen in der Malayischen halbinsel (Nov. 1874 - Oct. 1975). (Batavia 1876); Zondervan: Timor en de Timoreezen. Leiden 1888; Riedel: Die Landschaft Dawan oder West-Timor. (1887); Blumentritt: Die Tinguianen (Luzón); Modigliani: L'isola de Nias. Note geografiche. Roma 1887; Gramberg: De inlijving van het Landschap Pasoemah. Batavia 1865; Meerburg: Proeve eener beschrijving van Land en Volk van Midden-Manggarai (West-Flores). (Batavia 1891); Ten Have: Het eiland Lombok en zijne Bewoners. Tweede druk. Gravenhage 1894; Grabowsky: Ueber Aeusserungen geistigen lebens bei den Olo Ngadju in Sued-Ost-Borneo. (Gravenhage 1889); Tromp Jr.: Een reis naar de bovenlanden van Koetei. (Batavia 1888); Hasselt: Studien over Borneo en de Dajak's of zoogenaamde "Koppen-Snellers" van dit eiland. (No date or place); Campen: Eeinge mededeelingen over de Alfoeren van Hale-Ma-Hera. (1890); Wilken: Iets over de mutilatie der Tanden bij de Volken van den Indischen archipel. (Leiden 1888).
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Book number: 100618
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[GERVAISE, NICHOLAS]:
Description historique du royaume de Macacar. Divisée en trois livres. Paris, chez Hilaire Foucault, 1688.
Small 8vo. Pp. (vi), 326. With head and tail pieces. Contemporary full calf, spine gilt, worn. Bookplate. Endpapers browned. First edition of this important, early work on Makasar situated in the southern part of Celebes (today Sulawesi). The account describes the geography, natural history, manners and customs, religion etc. Gervaise was a French missionary who resided in Siam for about four years. Barbier i, 906. Chadenat 838. Cioranescu 32932. Lach iii, pp. 1448 ff.
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Book number: 24069
€  1500.00 [Appr.: US$ 1764.5 | £UK 1370.75 | JP 192676]
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[JAVA].
[JAVA]. Indien in Moll. Java. Reiseerinnerungen und Betrachtungen von einem Bewunderer. Stuttgart 1908.
Tall 8vo. Pp. viii, 200. With 5 full page half-tones, one folding map, one folding panorama view and many more illustrations throughout the text. Original cloth, lettered in gilt and with coloured pictures pasted on upper cover, red edges, rubbed. Published anonymously. This account treats the country, its people, politics, Djokdja, Soerakarta, Boro-Bodoer, tiger hunting, etc.
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Book number: 28053
€  250.00 [Appr.: US$ 294.08 | £UK 228.5 | JP 32113]
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 [WALCKENAER, CHARLES ATHANASE]:, Le monde maritime ou tablèau géographique et historique de l'Archipel d'Orient, de la Polynésie, et del' Australie; ... Four volumes. Paris, chez Nepveu, 1818.
[WALCKENAER, CHARLES ATHANASE]:
Le monde maritime ou tablèau géographique et historique de l'Archipel d'Orient, de la Polynésie, et del' Australie; ... Four volumes. Paris, chez Nepveu, 1818.
12mo. Pp. xliv, 170; (iv), 251; (iv), 212; (iv), 234. With four frontispieces, one folding map and 33 engraved plates, of which six folding acquatints. Uncut copy in original pink marbled wrappers, faded and rubbed. Housed in a special made half morocco box. Two plates with small marginal tear, a few leaves with light minor staining but overall a fine and unsophisticated set. Scarce first edition, a second edition in two volumes 8vo was published the following year. The book is devoted to the islands of Indonesia; Sumatra, Java, Sumbava, Flores and Timur. The description of Polynesia and Australia, announced in the title, is not included. The work discusses the inhabitants, their customs and manners, languages, religions, costumes, governments, agriculture, arts, trade, industry, etc. The plates depict costumes, views, weapons, music instruments and houses. Baron Charles A. Walckenaer was a French civil servant and scientist. Not in Ferguson or Du Rietz. Cf Brunet vi, 19731 (second edition). Cf Chadenat 206.
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Book number: 100720
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 AF KLEEN, TYRA:, Tempeldanser och musikinstrument på Bali. Stockholm 1951.
AF KLEEN, TYRA:
Tempeldanser och musikinstrument på Bali. Stockholm 1951.
Folio. Pp. 24. With 53 mounted plates, of which 21 are coloured. Publisher's calf decorated in gilt, some fading. First edition, limited to 200 copies, of which this is no. 105. Tyra Kleen (1874-1951), Swedish artist and author, was educated in Germany and Paris and spent many years abroad. She illustrated her own travel accounts. This work devoted to temple dancers in Bali describes the different kinds of dances (Legong, Tjalong Arong and Djoged); their history and background; the costumes; and the music. The text is accompanied with plates depicting clothes, head garments, dancing movements, and musicians. Including 21 beautiful plates of dancers in exquisite colourful adornments.
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Book number: 100368
€  1600.00 [Appr.: US$ 1882.13 | £UK 1462.25 | JP 205521]
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FAVRE, PIERRE ÃÁTIENNE LAZARE:
Dictionnaire javanais - francais. Vienne, Imprimerie Impériale et Royale, 1870.
Pp. (iv), viii, 544, (2). Text in two columns. Inscription by the author. Attractive quarter red morocco. First edition. Abbé Favre was professor of Malay and Javanese at l'Ecole Imperiale des langues orientales. Zaunmüller 215.
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Book number: 23075
€  500.00 [Appr.: US$ 588.17 | £UK 457 | JP 64225]
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FAVRE, PIERRE ETIENNE LAZARE ABBÃÁ:
Grammaire de la langue malaise. Vienne, Imprimerie Impériale et Royale, 1876.
Pp. (iv), xxiv, 242. Contemporary green pebbled cloth, calf spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt, corners rubbed. First edition. Printed at one of the most important publishing houses for linguistic works at this time. Abbé Favre was professor of Malay and Javanese at l'Ecole Imperiale des langues orientales. Cordier BI 1406.
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Book number: 23089
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GERICKE, J.F.C.:
Leesboek voor de Javanen, tezamengesteld uit stukken deds ouden en nieuwen verbonds. Haarlem, Bij. Joh. Enschedé en Zonen, 1841.
Pp. iv + (90) lvs with text in Javanese. Titlepage and content printed in Dutch. Contemporary half calf on cloth covered boards, spine nicely decorated in gilt, rubbed. Published by the "Nederlandsch Bijbelgenootschap". The printer Enschedé & Zonen in Haarlem had "the best type foundry in Holland" (see Bigmore p. 203).
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Book number: 38012
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HAECKEL, ERNST:
Aus Insulinde. Malayische reisebriefe. Bonn, Emil Strauss, 1901.
Pp. xii, 260, (2). A blind stamp (of adress) on title page. Last quire loose.With 8 plates (photographs), 4 maps and many more textual ills. Publisher's cloth, faded. Ernst Haeckel, a German botanist and zoologist, travelled throughout Indonesia and describes here the flora and fauna, with special reference to the botanical gardens and the tropical institute at Buitenzorg. First edition.
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Book number: 17004
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 [BORNEO - OLD TESTAMENT IN NGAJU DAYAK]. HARDELAND, AUGUST (TRANSL.):, Surat brasih, Djandji idjä solake. Two volumes. Amsterdam, Nederlandsehe Bijbelgenootschap, 1858.
[BORNEO - OLD TESTAMENT IN NGAJU DAYAK]. HARDELAND, AUGUST (TRANSL.):
Surat brasih, Djandji idjä solake. Two volumes. Amsterdam, Nederlandsehe Bijbelgenootschap, 1858.
Large 8vo. Pp. (iv), 768; (iv), 568. Original blindstamped brown cloth, spine lettered in gilt. First edition of the Old Testament in romanized Ngaju Dayak (or Land-Dayak), a language spoken among the aborigines of the South Central Borneo. The translation has been done by the German missionary August Hardeland who was one of the earliest missionary in this area. Hardeland was assisted by Timothy Marat, a Dayak, who made an independant version from the High Malay Bible. Hardeland compared Marat's translation with his own made from the Hebrew. The new version was tested in schools, and corrected by the help of missionaries and another Dayak named Nicodemus Tomogong. Hardeland then revised the N.T., and supervised the printing of the complete Bible in Amsterdam in 1857-58. However the O.T. and N.T. were also published separately with individual pagination, like in our copy. Darlow & Moule 3460.
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Book number: 99682
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HICKSON, SYDNEY JOHN:
A Naturalist in the North Celebes. A Narrative of Travels in Minahassa, the Sangir and Talaut Islands, with Notices of the Fauna, Flora and Ethnology of the Districts Visited. London, John Murray, 1889.
Pp. xvi, (1), 392. With a coloured frontispiece, 2 coloured folding maps and many illustrations. Red half calf, very lightly rubbed. Some light spotting to first few leaves. First edition of a narrative of the author's journey to the Malay Archipelago in 1885. The object of the visit was "investigating the anatomy and, if possible, the development of certain corals ... (also) a more detailed account of the fauna of the small island called Talisse, situated in the Straits of Banka, and a summary of our knowledge of the ethnology of the district of Minhassa". Casey Wood p. 386.
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Book number: 23004
€  560.00 [Appr.: US$ 658.75 | £UK 511.75 | JP 71932]
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HOLLANDER, J.J.DE:
Letterkundige leercursus ten gebruike der Koninklijke Militaire Akademie. Handleiding bij de beofening der Javaansche tall en letterkunde, voor de kadetten van alle wapenen, bestemd voor de dienst in Nederlands IndiÃ'. Three parts in one volume. Te Breda 1848.
Pp. viii, 256 + lvs (97) with Javanese text, errata pp (6). Contemporary marbled boards, flat calf spine printed in gilt. With stamps (some Asian). Second edition (first 1845) of this Javanese text book used at the Dutch Military Academy.
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Book number: 34051
€  400.00 [Appr.: US$ 470.53 | £UK 365.75 | JP 51380]
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Keywords: Indonesia, java, indonesia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, linguistic, langue, javanese,

 HURGRONJE, CHRISTIAN SNOUCK:, The Achehnese, translated by A.W.S. O'Sullivan. Two volumes. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1906.
HURGRONJE, CHRISTIAN SNOUCK:
The Achehnese, translated by A.W.S. O'Sullivan. Two volumes. Leiden, E.J. Brill, 1906.
Large 8vo. Pp. xxi, (5), 439, (1); (8), 384. Including half titles, frontispieces, many illustrations, one folding woodcut plate and two folding colour lithographed maps. Original cloth, few minor light marks to covers. Bookplate (Travis). First English edition of this fundamental work on Aceh, originally published in Dutch at Batavia 1893-95. The Indonesian region of Aceh located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra was the most wealthy, powerful and cultivated state in the Malacca Straits region in the early seventeenth century. The Aceh War between the Dutch and Muslim Sultinate of Aceh lasted for over 30 years (1873-1904) until the Dutch finally were able to put down the uprising. Snouck Hurgonie (1857-1936) was the leading Dutch expert on Islam at this time and advisor of Native Affairs to the colonial government of the Netherlands East Indies. He was commissioned by the Dutch government to produce an ethnographical study on Aceh. Hünersdorff, Coffee Bibliography, II, p. 1392.
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Book number: 99527
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1646.86 | £UK 1279.5 | JP 179831]
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 MARRE, JAN DE:, Batavia, begrepen in zes boeken. Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & G. Onder de Linden, 1740.
MARRE, JAN DE:
Batavia, begrepen in zes boeken. Amsterdam, Adriaan Wor & G. Onder de Linden, 1740.
Small 4to. Pp. (xxxvi), 320, index (6). With engraved frontispiece, engraved title vignette by J. Punt, one large engraved plan of Batavia by J. van der Laan and one engraved portrait by J. Houbraken (dated 1745 and not always present). Modern vellum. Occasionally some light marginal staining. Old inscription on front end paper. First edition of this historical and topographical poem about Batavia. Jan de Marre (1696-1763) was a seaman at the Dutch East India Company (VOC) for a long period in the beginning of the 18th century. He was the Commander of a VOC ship to the East Indies in 1731 and visited Batavia at this time. A year later he retired from the Company and moved on to a career of writing and theatre directing. Landwehr, VOC, 1547. Provenance: This copy was given by Hendrik Johannes Bool (1828-98), Dutch officer and politician, to Aristide Marre (1823-1918), a renowned linguist and specialist in classical Malay and Malagasy. He succeeded Pierre Favre at the School of Oriental languages in Paris.
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Book number: 100937
€  900.00 [Appr.: US$ 1058.7 | £UK 822.5 | JP 115606]
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 MARSDEN, WILLIAM:, A Grammar of the Malayan Language, with an Introduction and a Praxis. London, for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812.
MARSDEN, WILLIAM:
A Grammar of the Malayan Language, with an Introduction and a Praxis. London, for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812.
4to. Pp. (iv), (50), (2), 226, (1). Somewhat later brown cloth, corners bumped, hinges cracking, top and bottom of spine chipped. William Marsden (1754-1836) British historian, linguist, numismatist and pioneer of the scientifical study of Indonesia. For 10 years he resided in Bencoolen (Bangkhulu) in Sumatra where he studied the language and people. Back in England he was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks and others of the Royal Society to prepare his collected material for publication. His comprehensive work "History of Sumatra" appeared in 1783 and in 1812 he published this grammar and a dictionary, which form the basis of all subsequent Sumatran linguistics. Cordier BI 1405. Vater p. 244.
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Book number: 44042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1411.6 | £UK 1096.75 | JP 154141]
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Keywords: Indonesia, indonesia, sumatra, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, language, langue, linguistic, south east asia, malayan
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[MAKASAR - BUGINESE LANGUAGE]. MATTHES, BENJAMIN FREDERIK (TRANSL.):
[A rare collection of 16 different Bible texts translated into Buginese (or Bugis)]. Published by Het Nederlandsch Bijbelgenootschap op Celebes. Printed at Te Makassar, Bij K. Sutherland, 1863 & 1866, and at Amsterdam, Wed. I. Ellerman, 1874-1891, & Bij C. A. Spin & Zoon, 1892 - 1900.
Comprises 16 volumes. Text in Buginese throughout with added titles in Dutch. The first six volumes bound in original printed boards, cloth spines (cover loosen to first volume). The remaining volumes in original blindstamped cloth. First editions. The first two works are printed at the local Makasar printing house of K. Sutherland in Celebes. (Het evangelie van Mattheus, 1863 and Het boek Genesis 1866). Printing at this press started in 1863 and was only in use for a short period of time. The printing was interrupted due to paper shortage and soon afterwards the press went bankrupt. Dr. Matthes was in charge of a Goverment school for training interpreters and teachers of Makasar and he was appointed Netherlands B.S.'s Deputy in Celebes in 1848. All the Bible translation work in Buginese (or Bugis) as well as in Makasarese was done by Matthes. A list of all the works can be provided upon request. Darlow & Moule II:1 pp. 158-160. Van den Brink: 'Dr. Benjamin Frederik Matthes' (Amsterdam 1943) p. 89.
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Book number: 38061
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1411.6 | £UK 1096.75 | JP 154141]
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Keywords: Indonesia, makasar, macasar, buginese, boginese, indonesia, celebes, language, langue, linguistic

 
NORTH, MARIANNE:
Recollections of a Happy Life. Being the Autobiography of Marianne North. Edited by Her Sister Mrs. John Addington Symonds. Two volumes. New York and London, 1894.
Pp. viii, 352; (vi), 343. With 2 portraits, one double-page map, three other maps and one plate of the "Marianne North Gallery" in the Royal Gardens at Kew. Publisher's green cloth, title printed in gilt on spines and with plants 'Nepenthes Northiana' in gilt on covers. Old ownership inscription. First published in 1892. Marianne North became one of the most famous and loved Victorian Lady Travellers. For fifteen years she travelled all around the world aiming to paint as many tropical plants and flowers as she could in their own natural habitat. Her favourite places for painting were Borneo, Ceylon, Jamaica, and the Seychelles. In 1882 the North Gallery was opened in the Kew Gardens with her collection of paintings. Middleton, Victorian Lady Travellers, pp. 54-71. Robinson p. 146.
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Book number: 99116
€  300.00 [Appr.: US$ 352.9 | £UK 274.25 | JP 38535]
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Keywords: Indonesia, borneo, ceylon, jamiaca, seychelles, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, travel. explorattion, voyage, lady traveller,

 
POENSEN, C.:
Grammatica der Javaansche Taal. Leiden 1897.
Pp. (vi), 369, (1). Original printed boards. With library stamps.
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Book number: 20045
€  80.00 [Appr.: US$ 94.11 | £UK 73.25 | JP 10276]
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ROBINSON, WILLIAM / NETSCHER, E. (TRANSLATOR):
Proeve tot opheldering van de gronden der Maleische spelling. No place. (Batavia?, about 1854).
4to. Pp. x, 174, (1). Contemporary half calf, spine damaged. Old ownership signature on front free endpaper. Some browning, mainly in the margins. Lower right corner of title missing (small part without any text loss). Translated from the English "An attempt to elucidate the principles of Malayan orthography" (Fort Marlborough 1823) by Netscher. Included in: "Verhand. Batav. Genoot. v. Kunsten en Wetenschappen. XXVI, 1854-57". Cordier BI 1420. Cf Vater p. 244.
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Book number: 38015
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SPEELMAN, CORNELIS JANSZOON:
Journal, oder Kurtze Erzehlung des Anfangs, Fort- und AuÃügangs des Krieges, welcher zwischen dem König und mehrerer Regierunge des Reichs Macassar und der Oost-Indischen Compagnie der vereinigten Niederlanden in den Jahren 1666, 1667, 1668 und 1669, geführet worden. Hamburg, Gottfried Schultzen, 1670.
4to. Pp. (36). Title printed in red and black. Without the map. Modern boards. A German edition, originally published in Dutch 1669, of this early account of Makassar (Sulawesi Island) at that time when the Dutch took over as colonial masters in the area. Cornelis Speelman was born in Rotterdam 1628. At the age of sixteen, he left for the East Indies where he stayed for the rest of his life. From the beginning of the 16th century Makassar was the major trading centre of eastern Indonesia where Chinese, Indians, Arabs, Siamese, Javanese and Malays came to exchange commodities (spices, metal goods, textiles, gold, copper, pearls, etc.). Makassar was Sulawesi's major port and centre of the powerful Gowa and Tallo Sultanates. The first European settlers were Portuguese seamen (16th century) and at that time the Makassar kings maintained a policy of free trade. The Dutch arrived at the beginning of the 17th century with the aim of establishing a hegemony over the spice trade in the area. In 1666 Speelman headed a Dutch expedition to Makassar, aided by Bugis soldiers, and managed to destroy the strongholds of the Sultanate of Gowa. The Treaty of Bongaja was signed in 1667 between Sultan Hasanudin of Gowa and the Dutch East India Company (VOC) which meant that all traders from Gowa had to apply for licences in order to do business in regions controlled by the VOC. Speelman became Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies between 1681 and his death in 1684. Scarce. A few library copies found in Germany, one at Cornell and one in the Netherlands. Not in Cordier. Landwehr VOC 238. See Howgego p. 987 (for Speelman).
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Book number: 120313
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1411.6 | £UK 1096.75 | JP 154141]
Catalogue: Indonesia
Keywords: Indonesia, macassar, makassar, east india, east india company, indonesia, batavia, jakarta, travel, exploration, sulawesi, Ujung Pandang, commerce, trade

 
ST. JOHN, SPENCER:
Life in the Forests of the Far East; or Travels in Northern Borneo. Two volumes. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1863.
Pp. xvi, 406, (2); x, 424. With 3 folding maps and 16 coloured lithographs (of which 4 hand coloured botanical plates). Volume one partly with some water staining (one plate stained and another with minor stain). One map with light waterstain and one small tear at fold. Volume two clean and fine, mostly unopened. Publisher's green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, slightly rubbed. Old inscription ("Tumaru Book Club") on title page of second volume. Second, revised and enlarged edition (first 1862) of this well written and beautiful illustrated travel account. Spencer St. John (1825-1910) was appointed private secretary to Sir James Brooke in 1848, who was at the time commissioner and governor of Labuan. For a few years he acted temporarily as commissioner for Brooke and in 1856 he became British Consul in Brunei. St. John explored the country extensively and travelled to remote areas. He made two ascents of the famous Mount Kinabalu with Hugh Low. One of the peaks of Mount Kinabalu, St. John's Peak is named in his honour. This account is based on his own observations as well as by other travellers' experiences. Casey Wood p. 548.
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Book number: 99452
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1646.86 | £UK 1279.5 | JP 179831]
Catalogue: Indonesia
Keywords: Indonesia, borneo, indonesia, indonesian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, exploration

 
TISSANDIER, ALBERT:
Cambodge et Java. Ruines khmères et javanaises 1893-1894. Paris, E. Masson, éditeur, 1896.
Large 4to. Pp. vi, 160. With one map and 30 phototype plates and many woodcut illustrations in the text. Original colour printed wrappers bound in fine half morocco, spine gilt with five raised bands and title printed in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt u.e. Inscribed by the author. First edition of this attractive and interesting account of the ancient sites of Cambodia and Java by Albert Tissandier (1839-1906), a French architect, illustrator and baloonist. Cordier BI 2705.
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Book number: 22045
€  950.00 [Appr.: US$ 1117.51 | £UK 868.25 | JP 122028]
Catalogue: Indonesia
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DE WIT, AUGUSTA:
Java Facts and Fancies. London, Chapman & Hall, 1905.
Pp. (vi), 332. With 160 illustrations, mainly made from photographs, of which many full-page. Publisher's cloth gilt, upper edges gilt, recased. First edition. A narrative mainly based on the author's stay in Batavia and its surroundings. She vividly describes every-day life of the natives, customs and ceremonies.
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Catalogue: Indonesia
Keywords: Indonesia, java, javanese, indonesia, asia, asie, asiatic, asien, far east, east, travel, voyages, exploration

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