6210. On the Straits of Malacca, Indo-China and China

THOMSON, J(OHN). The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China, and China; or, Ten Years Travels, Adventures, and Residence Abroad. New York (Harper & Brothers) 1875.

8:o (about232x148 mm.). (5), vi-xv, (1 blank), (1)-546, (1)-4 (advertisements) pp. Woodengraved frontispiece, 24 woodengraved plates, some woodengravings in text, 4 maps.
Original publisher's gilt cloth, somewhat worn, spine with some damages at head and foot.

Löwendahl: China illustrata nova. Supplement, 1832.
The wood engravings were executed by J. D. Cooper after the author's sketches and photographs.
The British photographer John Thomson (1837-1921) left England for Singapore in 1862, visited Siam and Cambodia in 1865 and set up a studio in Hong Kong in 1868.

From the library of Swedish antiquarian bookdealer Björn Löwendahl (1941-2013).