The Malay Peninsula:
A Record of British Progress in the Middle East
Arnold Wright & Thomas H Reid
Wright seemed to make his living advertising 'the permanent planting of the Union Jack' in various parts of the world. This book, originally published in 1912, is in many ways a follow up to his better known Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya, published at the turn of the century. The authors record the country's recent history and the advances made by British power in 'converting this No-Man's-Land of a few decades since into the home of one of the most thriving and contented communities owning the British sway.' The book has nothing to do to with what is today known as 'The Middle East.' Very Good Hardback. Second Impression. 360 pages with a fold out map, 51 black and white plates and an index.
Weight: 1 kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1913..
Condition: The book is generally in remarkably good condition. The cover has few signs of wear and the gilt titling is still strong. The first and last endpapers are each heavily tanned. The map has a 4 cm tear where it joins the book and a small crease where it has been incorrectly refolded in the past. Otherwise the binding is tight and there is very mild tanning throughout.