The White Rajahs
A History of the Rajahs of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946
Runciman, best known for his majestic history of the Crusades, embarked on the more recent history of the Brooke family with some trepidation since many of the characters of the story were either recently dead or still living. Despite being invited by the then Governor to write the book and being given access to Government archives and support from the surviving members of the Brooke family, he manages to produce one of the earliest balanced accounts of the reigns of the three Rajahs. 320 pages including about 10 black and white plates, notes, a bibliography, a glossary and an index.
Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by Cambridge University Press, 1960. First edition
Condition: Very Good. Hardback in a Very Good Dust jacket. The dust jacket, which is now protected by a plastic jacket, has darkened with age. There are slight shadows on the front and rear end papers from the dust jacket flaps. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.