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Author Name:    MARRYAT, Frank S.

Title:   Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With drawings of Costume and Scenery. First Edition, Rebound.

Publisher:    Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, London, 1848, 1848

Seller ID:   113383

MARRYAT, Frank S. Borneo and the Indian Archipelago. With Drawings of Costume and Scenery. By Frank S. Marryat, late midshipman from H.M.S. Samarang, surveying vessel. London : Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Paternoster-Row, 1848. First Edition. Pp. (4),[v]-viii,[1]-232, colour chromolithograph frontispiece, colour-illustrated engraved title page, + 20 leaves of chromolithograph plates. With 37 woodcuts to text. Large 8vo, rebound in three-quarter brown leather with marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering and gilt tooled border to spine, six pressed bands to spine, with original gilt-decorated red cloth from original front board bound in at rear.

National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library Volume 1 : Voyages and Travels, 534; Kennedy, Bibliography of Indonesian Peoples and Cultures, Revised Edition, Volume 1, p.267.

Frank Samuel Marryat, (1826-1855), artist and midshipman, and son of Captain [Frederick] Marryat. This beautifully illustrated and smartly rebound volume documents the four-year surveying voyage of the HMS Samarang, captained by the Halifax, Nova Scotia-born Edward Belcher (b. February 27, 1799, Halifax, Nova Scotia - d. March 18, 1877, London), to Borneo and the East Indies, from 1843 to 1846.

See DCB Volume X, pp.42-43 for Captain Belcher, naval surveyor and explorer.

Captions of the lithographs:
"Chinese Joss House" (frontispiece);
"Bornese Vessel" (title-page);
"Loondoo Dyak" (p.5);
"River Sarawak and Town of Kuchin" (p.6);
"Keeney-Ballo" (p.59);
"Serebis Dyak" (p.79);
"Saghai Dyak" (p.80);
"War Dance of the Dyaks" (p.85);
"Malay Chief (Sooloo)" (p.101);
"Bruni" (p.106);
"Court of the Sultan of Borneo" (p.109);
"West Point, Hong Kong" (p.142);
"View on the Island of Poo-too" (p.151);
"Chinese Joss House at Ningpo" (p.156);
"Quelpartians" (p.182);
"Mandarin of Quelpart (Corea)" (p.183);
"Japanese" (p.185);
"Natives of Luzon (Philippines)" (p.199);
"View in Samboangan" (p.201);
"Illanoan Pirate" (p.207);
"Dusum" (p.210);
"Port Louis" (p.220).


Captions of the woodcuts:
"Mr. Brooke's House",
"Dyak Head",
"Malays of Kuchin",
"Native of Batan",
"Native of Pa-tchu-san",
"Sooloo Village",
"Native Boat -- Borneo",
"Dyak War Prahu",
"Dyak Women in Canoe",
"Teeth of Dyaks",
"Costumes of Dyak Women",
"Sum-pi-tan -- Blow-pipe, with Poisoned Arrows",
"Dyak Village",
"Obtaining Fire",
"View of Singapore",
"Malay Woman",
"Proboscis Monkey",
"Natives of Bruni",
"City of Manilla",
"Procession of the Sultan of Gonong Tabor",
"Ears of Dyaks at Gonong Tabor",
"Portrait of Mahomed Pullulu, Sultan of Sooloo",
"Tanka Boats -- Hong Kong",
"Chinese Fishermen",
"Cook's Shop",
"Pagoda -- Ningpo", "Tanka Boat Women",
"Man-of-War Junk",
"Trading Junks",
"Japanese Boat",
"Salt Smugglers",
"Spanish Galleon",
"Water Carriers -- Manilla",
"Illanoan Pirates",
"Natives of N.E. Coast of Borneo", "Convict", "Kling Woman".


Minor repairs done to fore-edge of pp. vii-viii and to edges of plates opposite p. 5 and p. 109, small crease to upper corner of plate opposite p. 79 (contained to margin), contemporary name inked verso frontispiece, otherwise a beautiful, internally bright and clean copy. 4,000.00


Price = 4000.00 CDN
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