Adventures Among the Dyaks of Borneo
Although trained as a lawyer in Britain, Boyle spent a fair amount of his life as a gentleman traveller and published his experiences. This account is of one of his first voyages with his brother to Sarawak in 1863. As was usual with most Victorian travellers he mixed his time between entertainment amongst his fellow expatriates with hunting forays and making notes of the peoples, countryside and flora and fauna around him. Poor Hardback First Edition Pages -.xii, 324 and 8 page publisher's catalogue. Engraved frontispiece, tissue guard and engraving on the title page.
Weight: 1 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by: Hurst and Blackett, London, 1865
Condition: The book has seen better days, but is suitable for rebinding as it is complete. there is a small loss at the top and base of the spine and the gilt titling on the spine has faded. A previous owner's name is written on a front end paper and dated 1866. Several of the pages are loose. The text is clear and there is mild tanning of the pages. A rare work in need of reviving.