In Court and Kampung
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.' Good Hardback. Second Edition The book was originally published in 1897. 255 pages with a new 40 pages 'autobiographical preface' for this edition.
Weight: 0.6 kg Post free within Malaysia
Condition : The cloth on the back of the cover has faded in several places and there is similar fading on part of the font cover. The end papers are heavily tanned. Otherwise the binding is tight, text clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.