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Keppel, Henry
A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H.M. SHIP MAENDER. WITH PORTIONS OF THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF SIR JAMES BROOKE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1853
Estimate
7501,000
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
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Keppel, Henry
A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H.M. SHIP MAENDER. WITH PORTIONS OF THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF SIR JAMES BROOKE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1853
Estimate
7501,000
LOT SOLD. 1,250 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Keppel, Henry
A VISIT TO THE INDIAN ARCHIPELAGO, IN H.M. SHIP MAENDER. WITH PORTIONS OF THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF SIR JAMES BROOKE. LONDON: RICHARD BENTLEY, 1853
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY TO THE AUTHOR'S BROTHER, 2 volumes, 8vo (250 x 154mm.), half-titles, engraved folding map in pocket at end of volume 1, 8 tinted lithographed plates, 2pp. advertisements at end of each volume, original red cloth gilt, slight spotting and staining, rebacked retaining most of original spine, new endpapers, slightly soiled with extremities repaired
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Provenance

"Edward S. Keppel, from his affectionate brother, the Author", inscription on each half-title

Literature

Abbey, Travel 550; Hill (2004) 920

Catalogue Note

In 1847 Keppel was appointed to convey Sir James Brooke to Labuan, off Borneo, to assume his position as governor there. The work describes his journey to and from Labuan and travels in the East Indies, including piracy in the South China Sea, and visits to Singapore, Manila, Sydney and Hobart. Abbey claims that a first edition was published in 1852, but we have been unable to trace any copy printed at that date in Copac and WorldCat. The preface and dedication are dated December 11, 1852.

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