Raffles of the Eastern Isles
This is one of the first more balanced biographies of Sir Stamford Raffles. The author's interest in his subject started when he was based in Singapore as, inter alia, the chairman of the Straits Steamship Company. After he retired, he made a point of collecting everything he could about Raffles, particularly Dutch sources, which had never been consulted in biographies prior to this one. 788 pages.
Weight 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.
Published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1954
Condition: Good. Hardback. This is an ex-library book with labels on a rear end paper and stamps on the spine, title page, publisher's page and on the inside back cover and a rear end paper. The book appears to have been recovered with gilt titling on the spine. The covering has split at the front. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout.