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Title: The Eastern Seas: or, Voyages and Adventures in the Indian Archipelago in 1832-33-34, comprising a Tour of the Island of Java, Visits to Borneo, the Malay Peninsula...Also an account of the present State of Singapore. [First edition].
Description: London, Allen, 1837. Tout medium 8., later private qtr. calfbacked handmade marbled boards with vertica gilded thin lining, gilded title on spine, with false thin gilded lined compartments. Original handmade matching marbled endpapers. (xii), 461pp. 4 extending engraved track-maps, references, some comparative tables in text, table of contents. English language detailed account of a tour through Java, Northern Borneo incl. interesting notes on the Dayak, early Singapore and the Straits Settlements. Includes i.a. notes about local ethnic groups and population, means of subsistence kinship relations, family life, birth, marriage and death, customs and religious beliefs, paganism, war and peace, etconomic interest, geography, anthropology and ethnography. Very fine clean and crisp copy. Rare. George Windsor Earl was an english navigator and author. He coined the term Indu-nesian, later popularized and adopted as as the name for Indonesia. In 1832 Ear worked between Batavia and Singapore.

Keywords: travel exploration nautical narrative anthropology colonialism inforation education history races indonesia borneo singapore penang malaysia nineteenthcentury 19thc colonialism straits southeastasia

Price: EUR 695.00 = appr. US$ 755.36 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 56998