John Russell 1855-1930 :
A Tale of Early Days in the Malay States
Russell, a printer with the prestigious London Illustrated News, was tempted by an offer from the British Government's Crown Agent to set up peninsula Malaya's first printing press in 1890. The result was the publication of the Selangor Journal, the State's first newspaper. Clague recounts Russell's life which gives interesting glimpses of some of the more colourful characters of the time as well as insights into how British entrepreneurship fitted into the developing colonial grip on the country. The book was published by one of Russell's descendants, who allowed the author access to family material. 215 pages. The book also has some black and white photographs of the time and a skeleton index.
Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by T B Russell, Kuala Lumpur, 1993.. First edition. ISBN: 9789838080217
Condition: Near Fine. Paperback. Apart from minor bumping on one corner of the front cover, the book looks new