A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan

Captain Thomas Forrest

Published by Lon: G. Scott, 1780
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Captain Thomas Forrest. A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, from Balambangan. Lon: G. Scott, 1780, stated 2nd. edition, xxiv, 411 pp., (i). *** The rest of the title is as follows Including An Account of Magindano, Sooloo, and other Islands; And Illustrated With Thirty Copperplates; Performed in the Tartar Galley, Belonging to The Honorable East India Company, During the Years 1774, 1775, and 1776 . . . to Which is Added, A Vocabulary of the Magindano Tongue. *** A most interesting account of Forrest's experiences and observations in the South Seas. The emphasis in this volume is on the cultures, physical appearances, life styles, and economies of the native peoples in some of these South Seas archipelagos. Forrest also added to the geographical knowledge of these recently discovered lands. *** With a frontis. portrait of the author, and thirty-one (31) plates (maps and views), either folding or full-page. All are from copperplate engravings. *** Bound in a later ¾ brown calf and marbled paper boards. The spine has five (5) raised bands and a red leather label with gilt lettering. The covers are clean with light to moderate wear. The top corners are moderately bumped. The contents are clean and complete in a good binding. *** 11 inches tall by 9.25 inches. Heavy book that will require extra shipping charges. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: A Voyage to New Guinea, and the Moluccas, ...
Publisher: Lon: G. Scott
Publication Date: 1780
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 2nd Edition

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Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1780]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11010215572

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Forrest (Captain Thomas):
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Book Description Dublin; Messrs Price W and H Whitestone Sleater Potts et al 1st Irish edition, 1779. 8vo, folding map, 3 plates (1 folding), iv, xxi (verso blank), 447 [1]pp, contemporary tan marbled calf, the spine divided into compartments by gilt rules, orange lettering piece. Save for cracked upper hinge, slightly chipped headcap and slightly faded spine a very good, still attractive copy. Published the same year as the London edition this smaller format edition with only one map and three plates is very much a cheaper issue. Seller Inventory # 54531

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Book Description . London, G. Scott, 1779, First edition., 1779. 4to [29 x 24.5 cm]; [ii], xxiii, [i, errata], 388, 13, [i, directions] pp, engraved frontis portrait, plus 32 engraved plates, maps and charts including 20 folding. orig full tree calf, rebacked with orig gilt decorated spine, gilt title lettering on orig red spine leather label, wear at corners & spine ends, armorial bookplate of Robert Austen, marbled endpapers, interior clean, crisp & fine with only slight foxing. Taylor 401. Cox i, 301. Hill p. 108: 'Forrest sailed from Balembangan, in the 'Tartar', a native prahu of about ten tons burden, with two English officers and eighteen Malays, towards the Moluccas. He pushed further east than any of his company predecessors, eventually reaching Geelvink Bay in New Guinea. The voyage was one of examination and enquiry . . . the tact with which he conducted his intercourse with the natives, and the amount of work done in a small boat, deservedly won him credit as a navigator'. They explored the Gilolo Passage between New Guinea and the Moluccas, then sailed to Mindanao, examining the Sulu Archipelago, Mandiolo, Batchian and Waygiou, and reaching the Malay peninsula A vocabulary of the Magindano tongue is added at the end of the book. There is much on the native people, their customs, manners, activities. The book is famous for its fine engraved plates and maps. A picture of this book is available on request. Seller Inventory # A12816

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