Belcher, Edward. Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46; Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago; Accompanied by a Brief Vocabulary of the Principal Languages. Reeve, Benham and Reeve, London: 1848. 1st Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Publishers blind blocked cloth; vignette of seated Korean Chief blocked in gilt to front, blind on back. Re-backed, paper label to spine. Vol. 1. 3 original folding maps in new pocket on front pastedown. pp[i]..(xl), 358, blank, pp8 publishers Ads, 25 full page illustrations, 7 of which tinted, 2 full page maps. Vol2. Title, pp574, 5 full page illustrations, 2 of which tinted. Binding cloth is faded, age soiled and rubbed. Re-backed in buckram of sympathetic faded colour. New endpapers and new map pockets. Some top edges uncut to Vol. 1. Light age tone to page edges. Illustrations have a few light fox marks and most with original tissue guards. Maps are in good, clean order. Some small slits at fold lines, a little print offset where folded. A good complete pair of rare books. ABBEY 528. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Cat. No. 93819 £2200