Holding the Fort
Basically this is a history of what happened to Melaka after it was eclipsed first by the rise of Penang, which in its turn was eclipsed by the rise of Singapore. The author reminds us that, despite Melaka's apparent 'decline,' it still had a crucial role to play during a period of growing British influence in the sultanates on the peninsula and in laying the ground work for the development South East Asia as she is today. 148 pages including a bibliography, maps and a few black and white illustrations.
Weight 0.40 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free
Published by Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, Kuala Lumpur, 1985. First edition.
Condition: Very Good. Paperback. The cover has a little bit of wear around the edges. There is a small bookseller's stamp at the top right corner of one of the end papers. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning throughout.