Early Penang & The Rise of Singapore 1805-1832
Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Volume XIII, Part 2 - March 1950
This collection of transcriptions of the original manuscript documents was originally assembled by Cowan to provide students at the University of Malaya with a solid core of original sources for their work. They were later published by the MBRAS for the benefit of a wider readership. The documents show that the reasons why Penang's original supremacy gave way to Singapore are quite complex - a result of a mix of commercial, political and personal influences. Good Paperback. First Edition 210 pages with a map and an index.
Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Condition: The corners are slightly bumped and there is a very small loss at the base of the spine. The remainder of the spine is creased. About a quarter of the front cover is coming away from the binding. A previous owner's name is written on the title page. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is mild to medium tanning of the pages.