1970 A New Account of the East Indies
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding
Two volumes of Captain Alexander Hamilton's biography are bound in one volume in this first edition edited by Sir William Foster. With 12 facsimile plates, three maps, and five folding maps across the volume. Hamilton was a seventeenth century Scottish sea, captain, privateer, and merchant, and this biography offers lively anecdotes of encounters with pirates, poisoning in Malacca s well as providing vivid descriptions of the countries and their social customs. On his arrival in Bombay in 1688, Hamilton briefly served under the Easy India Company in a local war, then set up as a private trader. As well as providing a window into the seamen's life, the work also provides valuable insights into British involvement and perceptions of early modern Asia.
In the publisher's original leatherette binding. Externally, very smart, with just the odd mark to the boards. Internally, firmly bound, with bright and clean pages throughout.
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