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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 - First Edition - 1848 - from Paul Haynes Rare Books (SKU: biblio250)

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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First edition. First issue. Richard Bentley, Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty. London. 1848. Crown 8vo. xxiv, 416pp, 6pp manuscript index bound in. Engraved frontis., 6 further plates. Later rebacking using original red cloth embossed boards, bumped with shelf wear to extremities. Some foxing to plates, occasional spotting to text. Marginal tear 170. Last page chipped to upper corner. Occasional marginal pencil annotation, in the same hand as index.

Inscribed to title page "To Edw. Thomas" [indecipherable: Glansevern? Glansevin?]

Low, Sir Hugh (1824–1905), botanist and colonial administrator. "Low became closely associated with James Brooke, who was then establishing his regime in Sarawak. Low also travelled widely in north Borneo and acquired exceptional knowledge of the land and people, which he demonstrated in his book Sarawak: its Inhabitants and Productions." Low developed a twelve-acre garden with a choice selection of plants. He made the first documented climb of Mount Kinabalu, the highest in Borneo, and repeated the climb three times, partly to collect specimens. ODNB


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Bookseller
Paul Haynes Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
biblio250
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 - See description and photos
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Richard Bentley
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1848
Keywords
Borneo, Travel, Malaysia, Singapore, Plant hunting
Bookseller catalogs
Travel and Exploration; Natural HIstory; The Middle East, India and Asia;
Size
8vo

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