First edition, first printing. Publisher's original brown cloth with titles in gilt to the spine, in card slipcase. Illustrated in black and white with reproductions of the original engravings and with a large folding map to the rear. A fine copy, apparently unread. The binding square and tight with minor rubbing to the boards. The contents with one small mark to the textblock edge are otherwise clean and crisp throughout and remain free from any previous owners' inscriptions or stamps. The folding map remains in perfect condition. The slipcase has a little spotting but is otherwise in very good order. A superb copy.
The first edition of the 'Oxford in Asia Historical Reprints' edition of Marsden's late eighteenth-century account of the history, customs, government, flora and fauna of Sumatra, reproducing the corrected and extended third edition of 1811.
Stock code: 19148