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BEMMELEN, J.F. VAN, & G. B. HOOYER, Guide to the Dutch East Indies. Composed by invitations of the Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (Royal Steam Packet Company.). [First english edn., transl. fr. the orig. dutch by the Reverend B.J.Berrkington.
London-Batavia, Luzac/Kolff, 1897 12. [130x115mm.]. Original clothl Decorative gilded covertitle with a large gilded picture of a ship, decorative gilded spine. (viii), 202, [12]pp. 15 captioned monochrome photo plates, featuring topographical views and ethnic population types, 1 monochrome and captioned double page plate, 4 captioned monochrome fold. plates featuring summits of volcanoes, 11 mainly fold. plans and maps of which coloured, with legenda featuring plans of major cities and parts of Java Island, large fold. coloured mpa of the Indonesian Archipelago, index, [12]pp. of publ. list and further notices at rear end, small publ. notice addressing the reader bound-up at front, table of contents, decorative and coloured endpapers.
The FIRST tourist guide with photographic plates ever published by command of the Royal Steam Packet Navigation Company (K.P.M.), supplying a wealth of information on colonial Indonesia: travelling-conditions, fares, ship-accommodation, recommended itineraries, and an annexe with information about intercolonial services [by K.P.M.]. Good copy. Rare. (offsetting of publ. notice at front.some very occasional spotting to margins, binding a bit dusty, ow a clean copy).

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EUR 600.00

Book nr.: 55136