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. 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: Very Good. Hardback in a good dust jacket. The dust jacket is a bit frayed at the edges and has dirtied with age. The text block is also dirty with age. The front and rear end papers each have a stain from the dust jacket. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.