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Raffles, Thomas Stamford, Sir, 1781–1826

The history of Java / by Thomas Stamford Raffles, Esq., late Lieut.-Governor of that Island and its dependencies, F.R.S. and A.S., member of that Asiatic Society at Calcutta, Honorary Member of the Literary Society at Bombay, and late President of the Society of Arts and Science at Batavia ; in two volumes ; with a map and plates.

London : Printed for Black, Parbury, and Allen, booksellers to the Hon. East-India Company, Leadenhall Street, and John Murray, Albemarle Street, 1817.
[London] : Printed by Cox and Baylis, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, [1817]
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations, maps, facsimiles ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DS646.2 .R34 1817+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 554
Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781-1826) was a British civil servant and statesman best known for his founding of the city (now Republic) of Singapore. After the capture of Java by the British in 1811, Raffles was appointed Lieutenant Governor of the island, a position he held until 1815. After a two-year interlude in England, he sailed back to the East, and established the city of Singapore in 1819. These volumes, written during his governorship and first published in 1817, contain his monumental survey and history of the island state.
Engravings by John Swaine, J. Walker, and James Mitan.
Publisher's advertisements: [4] pages at end of volume 2. "... The plates for this Work which will be executed principally by Mr. W. Daniell, are in a state of forwardness."
Includes bibliographical references.
BEIN Bj33 081b: Interleaved. Corrections in manuscript. Fronts., plates, maps and facsims., wanting. T.p., v. 2, wanting.
BAC: British Art Center copy is the Abbey copy. Bound in 19th century gilt-tooled calf. Armorial bookplate: John Pulteney, Esqr.
Subject Terms:
Agriculture -- Indonesia -- Java.
Black, Parbury, and Allen -- Publisher.
Java (Indonesia) -- Description and travel.
Java (Indonesia) -- History.
Malayan languages.
Pulteney, John -- Bookplate.
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1817.
Soft-ground etchings -- 1817.
Engravings -- 1817.
Publisher's advertisements.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Daniell, William, 1769-1837.
Swaine, John, 1775-1860, engraver.
Walker, J., engraver.
Mitan, James, 1776-1822, engraver.
Murray, John, 1778-1843, publisher.
Cox and Baylis, printer.

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