Peeps at Many Lands: The Malay States
Published at the height of empire, this book gives a British eye view of the Malay States in the 1920s, e.g. "Malaya owes its prosperity to the initiative and enterprise of the orang puteh (European) and (so as not to take all the credit) to the climate..." Ironically today the book is likely to be read for the same reasons as Europeans attended traditional theatre at the time. As Coote writes "The Asiatic...goes entirely for the sake of the performance, whereas the orang puteh visits the wayang (theatre) on account of the unconscious humour which is almost invariably derived from it." A cringe a page on each of the book's 87 pages. with seven colour plates of Malayan scenes For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Good Hardback
Weight 0.5 kg. Post free within Malaysia.
Published by A&C Black, London, 1923.
Condition. The cover has a bit of rubbing around the edges and the spine is slightly faded. Most of the pages have a bit of spotting. Otherwise the binding is tight and there is mild tanning throughout.