LOT 1251
SOLD €120,00

[Sumatra] Histoire de Sumatra

dans laquelle on traite du Gouvernement, du Commerce, des Arts, des Loix, des Coutumes & des Moeurs des Habitans; des Productions Naturelles, & de l'ancien état politique de cette Isle. Par. M. William Marsden (...). Traduite de l'Anglois sur la deuxième édition (...) par M. Parraud. Paris, Buisson, 1788, 2 vols., (4),16,363,(1);(4),353,(3) p., with folding engraved map of the island and folding plate with 3 indigenous alphabets, contemporary uniform marbled ("cat's paws") calf, gilt backs (sl. faded).

Marsden lived on Sumatra for 8 years and during that time worked for the East India Company. With this work he established his literary reputation.

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