London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1897.
Hardcover. An attractive 1897 edition of one of the oldest written historical accounts of life in southern Madagascar during the 18th century, written by an English sailor who was shipwrecked there at the age of 17 for fifteen years.
8" x 5 1/4". 398pp. Bound in bright red cloth over boards, with gilt lettering and blind stamped decorations to upper board and spine. Overall very good, with mild rubbing to extremities, and faint soiling to lower board. Binding and textblock solid and sound. Thirteen illustrated plates all present, including one fold-out map. Faint red "bleed" from cover cloth onto edges of a few pages. Lending library bookplate remnants on front pastedown, with the same bookplate whole and present on the rear pastedown; previous owner's signature to front free endpaper. Part of the publisher's "The Adventure Series" of books. Very good. Item #12389