SANCEAU, Elaine. Indies Adventure. The Amazing Career of Alfonso de Albuquerque, Captain-General and Governor of India (1509-1515). London, Blackie, 1936.
8vo. Original cloth with price-clipped dust-wrapper, map endpapers; pp. x, , 308, frontispiece and a few illustrations in the text, wrapper a bit darkened and worn, otherwise good.
First edition. Alfonso de Albuquerque is remembered as the conqueror of Goa, explored the Persian Gulf, forged European trade links with China and opened the trade with the Spice Islands. He established as well the first recorded European to contact with Thailand.