Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke. Hugh LOW.

Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions…
Sarawak; Its Inhabitants and Productions: being Notes during a Residence in that Country with His Excellency Mr. Brooke.

London: Richard Bentley, 1848.

Octavo, with 7 engraved plates; a good copy in contemporary half calf.

The first issue (the title-page was subsequently amended to read "H.H. The Rajah Brooke") of Low's account of Sarawak at the beginning of a century of rule by the British Raj.

The first issue (the title-page was subsequently amended to read "H.H. The Rajah Brooke") of Low's account of Sarawak at the beginning of a century of rule by the British Raj.

James Brooke, a former military officer of the East India Company, had visited the territory (now part of Malaysia) in 1839 and assisted the sultan in suppressing a revolt. He was rewarded in 1841 by being granted the position of rajah of Sarawak. Despite his endeavours to suppress head-hunting, Low's account provides detailed observations of this practice, as well as information about a number of tribes, to many of whom he represented the first point of white contact.

Condition Report: Respined.

Price (AUD): $1,785.00

US$1,315.09   Other currencies

Ref: #2610555

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