An important travelogue on Malaya by famous explorer Isabella Bird, written as a series of letters to her sister. A detailed account of the region, with some beautiful engravings and a fold-out map of the Malay Peninsula.
About the author (from Wikipedia):
Isabella Lucy Bird, married name Bishop FRGS (15 October 1831 – 7 October 1904), was a nineteenth-century English explorer, writer, photographer and naturalist. With Fanny Jane Butler she founded the John Bishop Memorial hospital in Srinagar. She was the first woman to be elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.