Memoir of the life and public services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, F.R.S., &c. &c.: Particularly in the government of Java, 1811-1816, Bencoolen . and selections from his correspondence

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Raffles, Lady Sophia.
Published by John Murray, London (1830)
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Book Description John Murray, London, 1830. First edition, 4to, pp. xv, [1], 723, [1], 100 (appendix and index); engraved frontispiece (a bit spotted), 4 engraved maps (3 folding), 6 uncolored aquatint plates (1 folding); recent full red morocco, gilt-lettered direct on gilt-paneled spine; the binding, while neat, is unremarkable; the text block, maps and plates, however, are quite clean and crisp; the aquatints show a few spots from the aquatinting. The biography of Sir Thomas Raffles (1781-1826), written by his widow Lady Sophia Raffles (1786-1858). Abbey, Travel, 555. Bookseller Inventory # 47674

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Sophia Raffles
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Book Description John Murray c. 1830., London, 1830. Edition : First Edition., Contemporary cloth boards, rebacked in ½ burgundy morocco in six compartments of raised bands and gilt floral motifs, gilt text on two and six. , Sir Thomas Stamford Bingley Raffles (1781-1826) was the founder and colonial governor of Singapore. A bust of Raffles was placed in Westminster Abbey after his death, from which the memoir?s frontispiece is derived. The memoir itself is a glowing and detailed biography by Raffles? second wife, Sophia Hull (1786-1858). ?His genuine benevolence and sincere piety greatly commended him to the evangelical party and to the opponents of slavery, but his chief title to remembrance is that he secured to Great Britain the maritime supremacy of the eastern seas? (DNB)., Size : 4to., Complete with 11 plates including 6 aquatints (including the 1 folding view of Singapore), 1 mezzotint portrait of Raffles, and 4 charts and maps (including 3 folding). , References : Abbey Travel 555; Brunet IV:19; Graesse VI:18; Cordier (Indosinica) II:1493; DNB XVI:607., P. (4), blank, frontis, title, printer?s imprint, dedication, blank, introduction v-viii, contents ix-xv, list of plates, 1-723, blank, half-title, blank, appendix 3-88, index 89-100, (4). Light dampstaining to plates; map of Culombyan Harbour (facing p. 311) with a large folding tear; otherwise in good condition. Bookseller Inventory # B3419

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