Life in the East Indies – W. H. Thomes (1873) (1st ed)

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Life in the East Indies – W. H. Thomes (1873) (1st ed)

S$76.00

A novel about life in Manila during Spanish rule.

Title: Life in the East Indies

Author: W. H. Thomes

Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Boston, 1873. First edition.

Condition: Leatherbound, raised bands to spine. Fair. Book has been restored, but there are still signs of a cracked hinge. Covers slightly rubbed. Pages tanned, one or two small plain stickers to margins. Binding tight. 354pp., app 8″ by 5″. Scarce.

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A novel about an American businessman, Guillermo, who sets up a rice trading business in Manila. The story is a mix of romance and the events of life in the Philippines, when the country was still under Spanish rule. Although fiction, the book is rich in anecdotes of the city, jungle, and administration of the country, with descriptions of hunting in the jungle, entertainment, and the different communities living there at the time.