Penang views 1770-1860
Lim Chong Keat
The purpose of this work was to catalogue the extant painting and prints of Penang from the 1770s until the nearly a hundred years later when photography arrived. After research in Museums in Malaysia and Singapore, India Office Library in London and amongst private collections, Lim was able to assemble more than 160 paintings, prints and sketches which are now reproduced, mostly in colour, for this book. Each of the items are annotated by annotated by the author, a noted architect and conservationist of his time. 236 pages. including a bibliography. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust jacket. Signed by the Author First Edition.
Weight: 1.8kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia.
Condition : The dust jacket has minimal rubbing and the bottom and top cover edges have a minor wear. There are damp marks on a front end paper and the half title page. The margin edges have very faint traces of tanning. Otherwise the binding is tight, text clear and there is no tanning throughout.