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.' Good Hardback. Second Impression. Originally published in 1912. 360 pages with the remnants of a fold out map, 51 black and white plates and an index. Weight: 1 kg. Post free within Malaysia
Weight: 1 kg. Post free within Malaysia
Condition: The gilt lettering on the cover is still fairly strong as is the gilt edging to the top of the text block. The cover has a bit of rubbing at the extremities and a minute label on the spine. A previous owner's name is written neatly on the inside front cover. The end papers are heavily tanned otherwise The binding is tight and there is fairly mild tanning throughout. The fold out map is missing.