Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: Limited Edition
Size: Small Folio
Publisher: Waltham Saint Lawrence: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937.
Number 41 of 300 copies. Some chipping and wear to the spine but batik cloth boards bright and fine. Interior bright and fine. Lovely map endpapers from a contemporary Mercator Atlas. Printed by Christopher and Anthony Sanford and Owen Rutter in Perpetua type on handmade paper.
Text published for the first time from the Bordeaux manuscript of 1681, translated by Stephanie and Denis Clark. Introduction and notes by Ashley Gibson. Contemporary engravings reproduced from Schultzen's Ost-indische Reyse, Amsterdam 1676. Includes a facsimile of Lancombe's manuscript. Lancombe details his travels to Ceylon, Java, Sumatra, Ternat, Nambonne, Gounong Apy, Siam, Moluccas, and China, providing interesting observations and insights to modern day readers.