Glimpses into Life in Malayan Lands
John Turnbull Thomson
Turnbull was first a private surveyor in Malaya for three years and then a Government surveyor in Singapore for a further twelve years until 1853. This book, originally published in 1864, is his account of his adventures while in Malaya, where he was often the only non-official European and was able to form strong friendships in the Malay community. This involvement made him often more sympathetic than his fellow countrymen to the plight of Malays trying to come to terms with the new British presence. Good Paperback. Reprint. 332 pages.
Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Oxford University Press, Singapore, 1991.
Condition: The cover has some wear and has dirtied with age and use. The inside covers are heavily tanned and there is minimal staining on the inside back cover which caries through to the last page of the book. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.