OLIVER, S. P. Madagascar and the Malagasy. With sketches in the Provinces of Tamatave, Betanimena, and Ankova. By Lieut. S. P. Oliver, Royal Artillery. F.R.G.S. “Ubique.” London: Published by Day and Son, 1866 Later half calf with marbled boards, Roy.8vo. xiii,105pp. 24 tinted lithographs, map and plan, appendix.
In 1861 King Radama II reopened Madagascar to foreigners and Lieut. Samuel Pasfield Oliver (1838 – 1907) accompanied the 1862 British Mission to King Radama II’s coronation as aide-de-camp to Major-General Johnstone. This account is taken from Oliver’s diary of the journey to the capitol Antanarivo from Tamatave and is well-illustrated with sketches of the scenes along the route. The tinted lithographs are particularly fine. From the library of Quentin Keynes, one or two marks in the text, a very nice copy in a later half calf with marbled boards and a red morocco lettering piece.