Book Description

8vo (190 x 125mm), third edition with second edition printed wrapper. With 20 pl. after photographs and 1 folding map.
Dealer Notes
Jules Joseph Leclercq (1848-1928). His voyage to Java by boat and by train, on horseback and on foot.
«[...] j'ai réunie ici des notes de voyage sur les villes, les ruines et les volcans de Java que j'ai pu explorer en 1895»(vi). «Comme Rome et la Grèce, Java est une terre classique dont le sol est couvert de ruines grandioses, témoignages muets d'une antique civilisation auprès de laquelle les civilisations postérieures ne sont plus que des ombres»(151).
Belgian travel writer, founding member in 1871 of the Société Royale Belge de Géographie. Twenty-two of his travel accounts were published in book form between 1875 and 1928, beside a great number of scholarly articles dealing with political, economic, social and historical questions based on his travels.
Author Jules Leclercq
Date 1898
Binding Original printed wrappers
Publisher Paris: Plon
Condition Former owner’s name on flyleaf. Very good.
Pages pp. viii, 294, [1]

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