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Return to Malaya - RH Bruce Lockhart
Return to Malaya - RH Bruce Lockhart
Manufacturer Number: ID5Z12
Stock Status: In Stock

Return to Malaya


RH Bruce Lockhart

Lockhart initially came out to Malaya to set up a rubber plantation in Negeri Sembilan, ran off with the ward of one of the sultans there and returned to the UK with malaria. In this book he returns in the 1930s on a fact finding trip to both British Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. His brief assessment was that the British maintained their rule by dressing for dinner and teaching 'the natives' to play soccer. Whereas he felt the Dutch had a much harder task in maintaining their position on the other other side of the Straits of Malacca. 426 pages with an index.

 Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

Published by Putnam, London, 1936

Condition: Good. Hardback. The cloth covering of the spine is torn in three places and the cover has generally discoloured with age. The inside front and back covers and page opposite each have heavy tanning and the rear inside hinge is cracked and cover loose. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.