The classic work on the trees of Malaya completed by Corner while he was Assistant Director of the Botanical gardens, Singapore between 1929 and 1945. The first edition was published almost as the Japanese were arriving on the peninsula. The first volume is divided into four parts. Part I - Is a general description of the different types of trees to be found in Malaya, Descriptive terms, the different types of vegetation to be found and trees more common in particular states, Part II - Keys to Identification of Trees, Part III Descriptions of Families, Genera and Species & Part IV - Indices to English names, Malay Names, Botanical Names and to Botanical and Descriptive Terms. 772 pages. There are numerous line drawings interspersed within the text of the first volume. The second volume contains 228 black and white plates and an index of the plates. Good Hardbacks. Volume I only in a Good Dust Jacket First Edition & Reprint
Weight: 2.8 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysian
Condition: These are both ex-library books, Volume 1 being a 1952 reprint and Volume 2 being the first edition of 1940. Only Volume 1 is in a dust jacket, which is now protected by a plastic jacket and has library numbers on the spine. This volume has library labels on the inside front cover and opposite page and a small library stamp at the top and bottom of the text block. The second volume has no dust jacket but is protected by a plastic cover. Similarly this volume has labels on the inside front cover and opposite page and stamps on the same pages, a front end paper and the title page. The binding is tight, the text clear and there is very mild tanning of the pages of both volumes.