Wayside Trees of Malaya
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. Fair Hardback Reprint
2.8 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia
Published by Government Printer, Singapore, 1952. Reprint
Condition: These volumes' principal defect is insect damage around part of the cover edges of both volumes and a section of the front cover of the second volume. (see pictures) The attack has not affected any other part of the books. The hinges at the inside front and back covers have cracked in volume one, but this has not affected the strength of the binding. The binding is tight and there is mild tanning of the text. The tissue guards for the black and white plates in the second volume also have mild tanning, but this has not affected the plates themselves. Useful as a reference copy.