1788 1st ed History of Sumatra Indonesia William Marsden Voyages 2v SET Asia

MARSDEN, William

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“The most comprehensive book on the largest island of Indonesia!”

 

After spending eight years in Sumatra, William Marsden came back to England in hopes of getting an important job. When he did not, he devoted his time to writing a historical book on the history the island of Sumatra. Shortly after his work was published in 1782, he received accolades from important members of the Royal Society such as Dalrymple, Rennel, Maskelyne, Solander, and Herschel. Marsden then became a member of the Society, thanks to his work. According to Hoefer, Marsden’s book shows a proper history, an accurate picture of government, and paints a picture of the manners and laws of the natives to Sumatra.

 

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1788 1st ed History of Sumatra Indonesia William Marsden Voyages 2v SET Asia

 

“The most comprehensive book on the largest island of Indonesia!”

 

After spending eight years in Sumatra, William Marsden came back to England in hopes of getting an important job. When he did not, he devoted his time to writing a historical book on the history the island of Sumatra. Shortly after his work was published in 1782, he received accolades from important members of the Royal Society such as Dalrymple, Rennel, Maskelyne, Solander, and Herschel. Marsden then became a member of the Society, thanks to his work. According to Hoefer, Marsden’s book shows a proper history, an accurate picture of government, and paints a picture of the manners and laws of the natives to Sumatra.

 

Item number: #273

Price: $ 550

 

MARSDEN, William

 

Histoire de Sumatra, dans laquelle on traite du gouvernement, du commerce, des arts, des loix, des coutumes & des mœurs des habitans ; des productions naturelles, & de l’ancien état politique de cette isle ; par M. William Marsden, de la Société royale de Londres, ancien secrétaire du président & du conseil du Fort Marlborough, à Sumatra : traduite de l’anglois sur la deuxième édition, avec des cartes. Par M. Parraud, de l’Académie de Villefranche, & de celle des Arcades de Rome.

 

Paris : Chez Buisson, 1788. First edition (Buisson).

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: 2 volumes, complete: 363, [4], 353.
    • 1 inset plate
    • 1 large folding plate
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure, v1 front board attached by rope cords
    • Fine leather protective case
  • Language: French
  • Provenance: Bookplate – Capitaine Gimon
  • Size: ~8in X 5in (20cm x 13cm)

 

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Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

MARSDEN, William

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Good

Collation

Complete