The Oil Palm in Malaya
B Bunting, CDV Georgi & JN Milsum
Although products of the oil palm are now a major source of Malaysia's foreign exchange earnings, the palm was not cultivated commercially in Malaya until 1917 by Henri Fauconnier, who is better known as the author of one of the best known novels about the country, The Soul of Malaya. This book, compiled by three agriculturalists is therefore probably one of the first attempts at producing a planting manual distilling the experience of a little more than ten years of growing the plant in the country. 293 pages including many illustrations, graphs and plans.
Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by: The Department of Agriculture, Kuala Lumpur, 1934. First edition.
Condition : Good Hardback. The cover has a few minor stains and the corners are bumped. The binding is tight and the text clear with very mild tanning throughout.