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British Malaya - Frank Swettenham (1907 edition)
British Malaya - Frank Swettenham (1907 edition)
$81.00
Manufacturer Number: ML1213
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...
 

British Malaya

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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. 354 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 &
  • XV - Twenty Five Years After.
  • There is a fold out colour map, 56 black and white photographs and an index. Weight:1.1.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. 

Weight: 1.1.kg.

John Lane The Bodley Head 1907.

Condition: Fair. Hardback. This is an ex-library book that has seen better days. The gilt decorations on the front cover and spine are barely visible, the cover is otherwise generally stained and has slits along part of the hinges, but it is still firmly fixed to the book. A previous owner's name is written on a front end paper and his personal label and the library label are on the inside front cover. All the listed black and white plates, plus one extra, are present, but the frontispiece is stained. There is also staining on the inside front and back covers. There is a complimentary slip from the author and a map of the Malayan Railway system in 1909 stuck into the book. a very few pages have some neat pencil notes. The binding is still holding well, but one page is loose. The map has a three inch tear where it is attached to the book and a two inch slit in one of the folds. There is minimal tanning throughout the book.


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