Magical Malaya – Ambrose Pratt (1931) (1st edition)

S$86.00

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Magical Malaya – Ambrose Pratt (1931) (1st edition)

S$86.00

Title: Magical Malaya
Author: Ambrose Pratt
Publisher: Robertson & Mullet, Melbourne, 1931. First edition.
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Fair. Obvious wear to cover. Minor tanning and foxing, binding intact but needs to be treated gently. Text clean. Over 30 illustrations and photographs.

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Description

Title: Magical Malaya
Author: Ambrose Pratt
Publisher: Robertson & Mullet, 1931
Condition: Hardcover, decorative cloth. Fair. Obvious wear to cover. Minor tanning and foxing, binding intact but needs to be treated gently. Text clean. Over 30 illustrations and photographs.

Magical Malaya is an account of Ambrose Pratt’s journey from Singapore to Siam. Although the title of the book is Magical Malaya, more than half deals with Thailand. Also a few chapters on tin and dredges.

The rough contents are:

1. Sir Stamford Raffles and Singapore, including Tanjong Katong

2. More about Singapore

3. The Straits Settlements and Malaya

4. Kuala Lumpur

5. Ipoh, Perak

6. Journey to Bangkok

7. Bangkok, Wat Po Temple

8. The Emerald Buddha, etc

9. The Royal Sports Club

10. Siamese Society

11. Ayudhia, The Bronze Buddha

12. Last Days in Bangkok

13. Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Malacca, Bukit Fraser

14. Life in Malaya

15. Tin Dredging

16. More Dredging

17. Prices, Mines, etc

18. Lessons to Australia

Read more about the author at Wikipedia (if you’re interested in Australian politics).