Title: North of Singapore
Author: Carveth Wells
Publisher: National Travel Club, New York, 1940. 1st edition.
Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket, unlike photograph. Name inscription. No other annotations, text is clean
This book contains 2 end maps, and 80 black and white photographs of Asia. Click images to view contents page.
About the book:
The book is a very interesting account of Asia, spanning parts of Japan, China, Malaya, Ceylon and India. What makes this travel account more interesting than most is that it was written in the late 30s (1939 to be specific), when Japan had already occupied parts of China and when the threat of war was looming in the region. Also, the book is filled with interesting images of people, cities, fruits and animals of the region. The book is currently out of print. A riveting account that leads one to finish reading the book in a single sitting.
About Carveth Wells:
Carveth Wells is a rather unknown travel writer and explorer, although his books were popular and it seems he was quite a famous explorer in his time. Prior to writing North of Singapore, he published Six Years in the Malay Jungle, a popular travel book known for its wit and humour.