8vo (215 x 140 mm), pp. [vi], 311, ; photogravure frontispiece by Emery Walker after Tomlinson; original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on the upper board, spine lettered and decorated in gilt; spine slightly faded and marked.
US $100 €84
First edition. An evocative description of the Dutch East Indies by the journalist and novelist Tomlinson (1873-1958). The son of a foreman at London’s West India Dock, ‘as a boy Tomlinson became familiar with ships and seamen and the lure of the sea’ (ODNB), and he spent much of his adult life travelling the globe, recording his experiences in a series of successful volumes of travel writing.
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