Pepper and Pirates: Adventures in the Sumatra Pepper Trade of Salem ---
James Duncan Phillips
This is the story of the merchantmen, based in Salem, USA, and their development of the pepper trade with Acheen in Northwest Sumatra in the early years of the US republic. In doing so, they drew accurate harts of the coasts and reefs and gave the United States a prominent place in the pepper trade for the first time. Good Hardback. First Edition. 141 pages with some black and white plates.
Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The cover is worn in several places and appears to have parts of the dust jacked pasted onto the front and back. There is a former owner's smart personal name plate on a front end paper. The end papers have heavy tanning. Otherwise the binding is tight, text clear and there is no tanning throughout. One of the black and white plates has some marks in blue biro.