An Anecdotal History of Old Times in Singapore, 1819-1867
Charles Burton Buckley
This is a facsimile reproduction of a book that that has for many years been considered one of the principal historical sources, from a British civilian viewpoint, of Singapore's history from Raffles' arrival until the island become a crown colony as part of the Straits Settlements. Buckley, who was both a businessman and an adviser to the Johor government, painstaking guides the reader through each year of this turbulent period, when the British East India Company appeared to be more concerned with profits than the fast growing population which generated them. The book was originally published in 1902, ten years before Buckley's death. Good Hardback Reprint. Originally published in 1902. 790 pages with a pull out map and one or two black and white illustrations as well as a 22 page index.
Weight: 1.8kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia
Published by Uiversity of Malaya Press, Singapore, 1969. Reprint.
Condition: The spine and a strip along the top of the front cover have faded through sunning. There is some scuffing and mild spotting on the text block. The front hinge has cracked but this does not affect the strength of the binding. There are very small cancellation stamps on a front and a back end paper. The binding is tight and there is minimal tanning throughout