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British Malaya - Frank Swettenham (2nd copy)
British Malaya - Frank Swettenham (2nd copy)
Manufacturer Number: ML1213Z12
Stock Status: In Stock


British Malaya

 Frank Swettenham

Swettenham, one of the architects of British Malaya, sets out in this book to show what the country was like before the British intervention in Malay affairs, how the intervention came about and what happened afterwards. Naturally, having been in the thick of it all, he feels that the Brirish made a good job of their task. Here he argues why. 380 pages. Chapters include

  • I - The Outward Appearance of the British Possessions in the Straits of Malacca,
  • II - Malacca - Early History,
  • III -Pinang - Early History - Lord Minto's Expedition to Java,
  • IV - Singapore - Sir Stamford Raffles,
  • V - The Straits from 1825-67 - The Arrangements made to Settle the Claims of the Sultan and Temenggong in Regard to Johore,
  • VI - The Straits from 1867-73 - Sir Harry Ord's Administration - Anarchy in the Malay States,
  • VII - The Malay; His Customs, Prejudices, Arts ,Language and Literature,
  • VIII - 1874 - Sir Andrew Clarke - British Intervention in the Affairs of the Western Malay States,
  • IX - 1875-6 - Sir William Jervois - British Resident of Perak Assassinated - Punitive Expedition,
  •  X - The Evolution of the Residential System - Tin Mining - What the Malay States Owe to Chinese Labour and Enterprise - Roads- Railways,
  • XI - The Continued Evolution of the Residential System - Revenue Farms - Education - Land Settlement - Irrigation - Rubber Cultivation - Currency - Pahang,
  • XII - 1895-1907 - Federation and its Results,
  • XIII - Concerning the Malay States which are not included in the Federation,
  • XIV - How the Development of the Malay States has Affected the neighbouring British Colony and the Relations of both with the Colonial Office .
  • There are also two appendices, at least 40 black and white photographs, a fold out map and an index.

Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia

John Lane The Bodley Head, 1908. 

Condition: Good. Hardback The cover still has a really fresh feel to it, but has a quarter inch incision at the top of the spine and a barely noticeable inch split at the hinge half way down the spine. There is also a small sticker on the spine. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the inside front cover as well as a faded name on a front end paper. The gilt edging at the top of the text block is still relatively bright. The fold out map has a three inch tear on one side (see picture.) The half title page and one of the advertising pages at the rear have heavy tanning. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild to medium tanning throughout.