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    John Crawfurd: Journal of an Embassy From the Governor-General of India to the Courts of Siam and Cochin China; Exhibiting a View of the Actual State of Those Kingdoms. (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1830), second edition, two volumes, 475 and 459 pages respectfully, panoramic folding engraved frontispiece of Singapore, 13 engraved illustrations, 11 wood-engravings in text, folding vocabulary chart at the end of volume two, modern half calf with marbled boards, five raised bands on spine, gilt titles, 8vo (5.5" x 9"), endpapers replaced, missing map of Siam and Cochin China, light chipping to edge of boards, bumped corners, fold-out illustrations lightly foxed, internal contents clean and sound, very good condition. John Crawfurd, 1783-1868, was envoy to the courts of Siam and Cochin China. This mission he carried through with complete success, and on the retirement of Sir Stamford Raffles from the government of Singapore in 1823, he was appointed to administer that settlement. His subsequent account is one of the most important books on the region.

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