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Rainford & Parris

Literature, modern first editions, children's illustrated, cookery.

History of the Indian Archipelago. Containing an account of the manners, arts, languages, religions, institutions, and commerce of its inhabitants


First edition, 3 volumes, 8vo, 34 engraved plates as required, one coloured, one large coloured folding map. Vol. 1 bound without half-title. Three-quarter leather, rebacked with spines laid on. Some light scuffing to boards. Off-setting of the plates; occasional foxing; some small puncture holes and chips to the margin of the plate opposite p. 221; an internal tear (7cm long) to the fore-edge margin of p. 405; a short, unobtrusively repaired tear to the margin of the folding map at the end of Vol. 3. Each volume bears the bookplate of Novar of Raith: Ronald Craufurd Munro Ferguson, 1st Viscount Novar (1860– 1934), the sixth Governor-General of Australia from 1914 to 1920.