The Conquest of Malacca
(Trans. Edgar Knowlton)
Francisco de Sa de Menses
This is not so much a historical account of Albuquerque's conquest of Malacca, but rather a poem written just over a hundred years after the event. The main purpose was to inspire Portuguese of the 18th century to emulate the feats of their ancestors. 234 pages including a bibliography and glossaries. Very Good Hardback in a similar Dust Jacket.
Weight: 0.6.kg. * Post free within Malaysia.
Published by University of Malaya Press,Kuala Lumpur, 1970. First edition.
Condition: The unclipped dust jacket has discoloured slightly with age, but is now protected by a plastic jacket. There is a little bit of spotting on the tanned text block and a previous owner's name personal library stamp on a front end paper. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.