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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. With notes on the natural history of the islands, by Arthur Adams. London Reeve, Benham, and Reeve 1848
First edition Two volumes, 8vo, pp. xxxix, [i, list of illustrations], 358, [2, blank], [10, publisher's advertisements]; [ii], 574, [2, appendix, errata]; frontispieces (1 tinted), 20 plates, 8 tinted plates, 5 charts (3 folding in the front pocket). Original cloth, gilt and blind stamp decoration on boards and spines. Spines sunned, and very lightly worn at head. A very good set. Armorial bookplate of Sir A. Berkeley Milne on front pastedown in volume 2, 'From the author' presentation inscription on the title-page of volume 1.
The Head-Hunters of Borneo:
A Narrative of Travel up the Mahakkam and down the Barito; also, Journeyings in Sumatra. London Sampson, Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 1881
First edition pp.xvi, 344, 30 lithograph plates, 28 in colour, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary half morocco, marbled boards. Early 20thC bookplate on front pastedown.
A vindication of his character and proceedings
in reply to the statements privately printed and circulated by Joseph Hume, Esq. M.P. addressed to Henry Drummond, Esq. M.P. London James Ridgway 1853
First edition, pp.64. A very good copy bound in modern boards. Ppreserved in navy morocco solander box.
About Ceylon and Borneo.
Being an Account of Two Visits to Ceylon, one to Borneo, and How We Fell Out on our Homeward Journey. London: Longmans, Green and Co. 1891
First edition pp.x, 265, 8 plates, 2 maps in colour, numerous text illustrations. Original cloth a little marked, spine cocked. Overall a very good copy.
Adventures of Sir James Brooke,
K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak 'Sovereign de facto of Borneo Proper', late Governor of Labuan, shewing the means employed, by a private English gentleman, in subjecting to his supremacy the most ancient Mahomedan dynasty in the East, and in ruling a fine country 60,000 square miles in extent, through the instrumentality of the British navy. Devastation of farms, huts, and plantations, under pretence of checking Piracy. From Rajah Brooke's own Diary and Correspondence, or from Government Official Documents. London Effingham Wilson 1853
First edition, pp.46. Light stain to front and rear margins. A very good copy with original front wrapper, rear wrapper replaced. Preserved in red morocco solander box. Inscribed on front wrapper: Lord Wodehouse, Under Secretary of State, with the author's respects.
Report on the Iban of Sarawak.
Vol. 1: Iban Social organization. Vol.2: Agriculture, Land Usage and Land Tenure among the Iban. Kuching 1955
First edition Two volumes bound in one, folio, pp.(viii), 54; (iv), 85, illustrations, 2 folding charts. A very good copy bound in buckram, library blind stamp on title.
Handbook of the State of British North Borneo.
Compiled from Reports of the Governor and Staff of North Borneo. With an Appendix showing the Progress and Development of the State to the End of 1920. London British North Borneo (Chartered) Company 1921
pp. 112, frontispiece, 7 plates, large folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. Cloth surface at edge and on corner of rear cover dulled by tropical insect. Frontispiece replaced with age darkened tape. A typed note taped to end-paper states this copy was loaned to the (US) Army Map Service during World War II.
Bearbeitet und herausgegeben im auftrage und auf kosten der Niederlandischen Bibelgesellschaft. Amsterdam Frederik Muller 1859
pp.viii, 638. A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter morocco. Blind stamp of British and Foreign Bible Society on title.
Cense & Uhlenbeck, Critical Survey of Studies on the Languages of Borneo, 299.
Versuch einer Grammatik der Dajackschen Sprache.
Amsterdam Frederik Muller 1858
First edition pp.viii, 374, . A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter calf. With presentation inscription from the Niederlaendischen Bibelgesellschaft to the British and Foreign Bible Society, and blind stamp of the latter.
Cense & Uhlenbeck, Critical Survey of Studies on the Languages of Borneo, 298.
Pioneering in the Far East,
and Journeys to California in 1849 and to the White Sea in 1878. London W.H. Allen & Co. 1882
First edition, pp.vii, 408, 27 plates, 3 maps, 1 folding. A very good largely uncut copy in the original pictorial cloth, gilt. Spine professionally restored at head and tail. Small shelf label on spine. With the bookplate of the British North Borneo Company, and blind-stamp of the Colonial Office Library.