Adventures of Sir James Brooke,
K.C.B., Rajah of Sarawak 'Sovereign de facto of Borneo Proper', late Governor of Labuan, shewing the means employed, by a private English gentleman, in subjecting to his supremacy the most ancient Mahomedan dynasty in the East, and in ruling a fine country 60,000 square miles in extent, through the instrumentality of the British navy. Devastation of farms, huts, and plantations, under pretence of checking Piracy. From Rajah Brooke's own Diary and Correspondence, or from Government Official Documents. London Effingham Wilson 1853
First edition, pp.46. Light stain to front and rear margins. A very good copy with original front wrapper, rear wrapper replaced. Preserved in red morocco solander box. Inscribed on front wrapper: Lord Wodehouse, Under Secretary of State, with the author's respects.
George Foggo, 1793–1869, was an artist, educated in Paris. He founded, with his brother James, the National Monument Society, to campaign for free access to museums, public edifices, and works of art. The Duke of Sussex was president, Joseph Hume chairman of committees, and George was honorary secretary. He also worked as a lithographer with his brother, and in 1828 published a set of large lithographs from the cartoons by Raphael. In 1844 Foggo published a critical catalogue of the paintings in the National Gallery, the first attempt to make the collection intelligible to the public. He was an unsparing critic of the Royal Academy and its educational structure, and a frequent pamphleteer on the subject. This extremely scarce pamphlet attacking James Brooke's rule in Sarawak appears to have been written in support of his friend Joseph Hume, the radical member of parliament who had made the original charges against Brooke which led to the Royal Commission.