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The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither- Isabella Bird
The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither- Isabella Bird
Manufacturer Number: ML2737A
Stock Status: In Stock

The Golden Chersonese and the Way Thither


Isabella Bird

Bird was anything but a casual visitor when she reached Malaya in 1879. She was a tough and experienced traveller in many parts of the world. She therefore had enough of a keen eye for the Malayans, their colonial masters and the environment to produce one of the more evocative accounts of the country in the late 19th century. Good Hardback First Edition. 384 pages with 16 illustrations an index, a  fold out coloured map of Perak and the peninsula and appendices of letters written by by Hugh Low and Frank Swettenham.   

Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

Condition : This is probably an ex-library book as there is a number painted on the spine and the book appears to have been rebound as the end papers are not original. There is a small bit of spotting and smudging up to the title page. The binding is tight and generally in good order, but one of the hinges in the middle of the index pages is cracked, but does not seem to affect the strength of the binding. Otherwise the text  is clear and there is very mild tanning  throughout. Previous slits in the folds of the map have been fairly well repaired. Not too bad a copy