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Travels in south-eastern Asia by Howard Malcom. 1839. Vol. 2 only.

Travels in south-eastern Asia, embracing Hindustan, Malaya, Siam, and China : with notices of numerous missionary stations, and a full account of the Burman Empire; with dissertations, tables, etc. by Howard Malcom. Gould, Kendall, and Lincoln. 1839. Vol. 2 only. "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839" stated with no listing of later printings. 5 1/4" x 8" 321 pages Hardcover with no dust jacket. Bright gilt lettering and decoration on the spine embossed illustration on the front and back covers. Heavy wear to top and bottom of cover edges and spine. Some cover surface wear too. It looks like a light orange crayon streak on the back cover. Erasure mark on the first blank page. Title page is detached. Several page gatherings project beyond the page block, although a little loose, are still bound securely in. There is foxing throughout the book, for the most part, the foxing is very light. I see no other previous owner markings. No tears, folds or creases to pages. Not ex-library, not remaindered and not a facsimile reprint. For sale by Jon Wobber, bookseller since 1978. IG23a

"A fascinating and very detailed day-by-day account of a missionary’s trip around Asia-Pacific and South Asia – we read about everything from the violent seas to the people, history, religion, customs, languages and wildlife of South-East Asia from nearly 200 years ago. Though this missionary was especially zealous and extremely dedicated to conversion work, he made detailed and (sometimes) impartial observations about the “natives”." -