The tone of Clifford's sketches of life in 19th century Malaya is set by the first sentence of his preface to this book - 'The nineteen tales and sketches, which are enclosed within the covers of this book, relate to certain brown men and obscure things in a distant and very little known corner of the Earth.' In other words it's one man's view of what life was like 'from the inside' living amongst people who were 'still in a state of original sin.' Very Good Hardback. Second Edition. The book was originally published in 1897. 255 pages.
Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia
Condition : The cover has minimal rubbing around the edges, but otherwise is very clean. The endpapers are heavily tanned and there is some spotting on the text block. Otherwise the binding is tight and there is faint tanning throughout. Quite a smart copy.