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Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke by  Hugh LOW - 1848 - from Hordern House Rare Books (SKU: 2610555)

Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke

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Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke

by LOW, Hugh

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London: Richard Bentley, 1848. Respined.. Octavo, with 7 engraved plates; a good copy in contemporary half calf. The first issue (the title-page was subsequently amended to read "H.H. The Rajah Brooke") of Low's account of Sarawak at the beginning of a century of rule by the British Raj. James Brooke, a former military officer of the East India Company, had visited the territory (now part of Malaysia) in 1839 and assisted the sultan in suppressing a revolt. He was rewarded in 1841 by being granted the position of rajah of Sarawak. Despite his endeavours to suppress head-hunting, Low's account provides detailed observations of this practice, as well as information about a number of tribes, to many of whom he represented the first point of white contact.

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2610555
Title
Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke
Author
LOW, Hugh
Book condition
Used - Respined.
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Publisher
Richard Bentley
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1848

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We specialise in travel & voyage books, particularly relating to the Pacific, rare printed and manuscript Australiana, illustrated books and children's literature, colour-plate books including natural history, historical maps and prints, literature and history, and early Australian paintings and voyage art. For many years Hordern House has also been a highly regarded specialist publisher, and has attracted an international reputation for its fine quality publications.

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