by W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith
Profusely illustrated, this rather long book is just pitched right, for it gives interesting detail of some important voyages made from the earliest days up to the end of the nineteenth century. It is not too terse, and not too profuse, just right to capture your interest and hold it. This extract, Chapter XXII, deals with Dampier’s voyages in the Malay archipelago in 1686.
Publisher George Routledge and Sons Ltd, London, Manchester, N.Y.