Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo
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H. G. Rawlinson Captain Basil Hall

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Title: Travels in India, Ceylon and Borneo

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ISBN: 9781134284795

First published in 1931.­'Hall is the ideal travel-­writer. He never wearies his readers, but makes them love him.­' Times Literary SupplementBasil Hall's Fragments of Voyages and Travels originally appeared in nine volumes. Miscellaneous in their topics, and arranged without any order the volumes re-­issued here have been selected for their clarity and interest, both geographical and historical.­Few books give a more graphic picture of the Royal Navy a century ago and Hall's volumes are full of nautical information. Hall was also an indefatigable traveller and a keen observer who learnt Hindustani, Malay and Japanese, studied Hindu mythology, flora, fauna and geology and compiled the first ever vocabulary of the language of the Loo Choo Islands.

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