The Story of Pigou, A Malay Boy
This is a supposedly true story of a Malay boy, rescued by an East India ship from the coast of Melaka. While a cabin boy on the ship, he saved the officers in a mutiny and was taken to London, where he was welcomed into a wealthy merchant's home and lived a wealth, 'virtues and charity' thereafter. The book was written for the edification of 'young persons.' Good Hardback First edition 143 pages.
Weight: 0.5 kg Post free within Malaysia
Published by D Mackay, London, 1822
Condition: The cover is a bit battered, but firmly attached, and the spine worn with the gilt tiling barely discernible. There is a tear at the bottom of the spine and a half inch loss from the top. There is a previous owner's name plate on the inside front cover. A front end paper, the frontispiece and title page are detached. The remainder of the binding is tight and there is occasional very mild spotting on a few of the pages.