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    William Marsden. The History of Sumatra, Containing an Account of the Government, Laws, Customs, and Manners of the Native Inhabitants, With a Description of the Natural Productions, and a Relation of the Ancient Political State of That Island. London: Printed for the author and sold by Thomas Payne and Son, et al., 1784. Second edition. Quarto. xii, 373, [6] index pages. Large engraved folding map of the Island of Sumatra utilized as the frontispiece. Contemporary leather binding with titles and decoration stamped in gilt between five raised bands on the spine. Boards moderately worn at the edges, spine ends and joints. Front hinge cracked but the boards remain firmly connected to the textblock. Endpaper and map signature detached. Contemporary bookplate on the front pastedown. Contents bright and the volume is in generally very good condition.

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    February, 2012
    8th Wednesday
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