The British West Sumatran Presidency (1760-85):
Problems of an Early Colonial Enterprise
Before the British East India Company established their East Asian bases on the Malayan peninsula they dabbled in Indonesia mainly for the purpose of sourcing pepper for Europe. Here we have an account of the Company's trials and tribulations at their Benculen base in West Sumatra. Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition 270 pages including a glossary, appendices with trade statistics, a bibliography, two maps and an index.
Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia.
Condition: The dust jacket is a bit dirty and there's minor spotting on the text block and some of the beginning and end pages. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition. The book is fresh from the publisher's stock