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Thomas Stamford Raffles

(1781 -  1826 )
raffles thomas stamford The History Of Java. London

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Sep 26, 2007
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Thomas Stamford Raffles - The History Of Java

Thomas Stamford Raffles - The History Of Java

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RAFFLES, Thomas Stamford (1781-1826). The History of Java.
London: Black, Parbury and Allen; and John Murray, 1817. 2 vols.,
4° (268 x 208mm). Two soft-ground etched frontispieces,
hand-coloured folding engraved map, 63 engraved or aquatint plates,
of which 9 hand-coloured and 1 folding, 2 folding letterpress
tables (Abbey counts one of these as a plate), 7 engraved
vignettes. (Lacking half-titles, without the advertisements found
in the Abbey copy, occasional light browning.) Contemporary calf
,gilt spines with lettering pieces (extremities lightly rubbed, 1
spine label chipped, upper cover to vol. 1 lightly abraded, joints
just starting to crack). Provenance: Edward Herbert, second earl of
Powis (1785-1848), Roxburghe Club member and president (armorial
bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, WITH THE HAND-COLOURED PLATES OF JAVANESE LIFE AND
COSTUME. One of the most important books on Java to this day, of
which only 900 copies were printed. Many of the plates, including
the hand-coloured costume plates, are by William Daniell who
visited the island in 1785 and 1793. Abbey Travel 554. Bastin &
Brommer pp.5-7, 9, notes 80-90; Haks & Maris, p.68.
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Thomas Stamford Raffles - The History Of Java. London

Thomas Stamford Raffles - The History Of Java. London

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THOMAS STAMFORD RAFFLES (1781-1826)
The History of Java. London: Black, Parbury and Allen; and John Murray, 1817.

2 vols., 4° (270 x 210mm). Two soft-ground etched frontispieces, hand-coloured folding map, 64 engraved or aquatint plates, 10 hand-coloured, one in letterpress, 7 engraved vignettes. (Lacking half-titles, without the advertisements found in the Abbey copy.) Contemporary speckled calf gilt (rebacked retaining endpapers, inner hinges cracked, corners bumped). Provenance: James Brodie of Brodie (armorial bookplate).

FIRST EDITION, WITH THE HAND-COLOURED PLATES OF JAVANESE LIFE AND COSTUME, AND THE UNCOLOURED AQUATINTS IN BRIGHT, CRISP CONDITION. One of the most important books on Java to this day, of which only 900 copies were printed. Many of the plates, including the hand-coloured costume plates, are by William Daniell who visited the island in 1785 and 1793. Abbey Travel 554. Bastin & Brommer pp.5-7, 9, notes 80-90; Haks & Maris, p.68.

Thomas Stamford RAFFLES. The History of Java. Second Edition. London: John Murray, 1830. 2 vols., 8° (215 x 135mm). One folding table hors texte. Modern polished half calf gilt, marbled boards. First issue of the second edition, published with the assistance of Lady Raffles and abridged, in an edition of probably less than 1500 copies. A map, not present here, was issued and sold separately. Bastin & Brommer pp.5-7, notes 80-90.

Thomas Stamford RAFFLES. Antiquarian, Architectural, and Landscape Illustrations of the History of Java ... with a large map of Java and its dependencies, and several interesting plates now first published. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1844. 4° (308 x 245mm). Folding engraved map, 92 engraved or aquatint plates, 10 hand-coloured. (Frontispiece and final 2 plates a little browned or stained.) Modern half calf uniform with the above second edition. THE SCARCE ATLAS VOLUME to accompany the second edition text, with 22 additional plates, mainly of Javanese antiquities and including double-page plates of the Hindu temples at Brambanan (sic) and Boro Bodor (sic), and the first edition vignettes printed separately. John Walker's 1817 map and the original engravings are printed from the first edition plates. The work was advertised by John Murray in 1830 and the plates most likely printed then, but of 96 plates advertised only 92 were published, ultimately by Bohn in 1844 in an edition of probably 900 copies only. Bastin & Brommer pp.5-7, notes 80-90, 109. (5)
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