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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.
EUR 1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1635.91 | £UK 1244.25 | JPą 183469] Book number 99452

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