From jacket flap:
The drawings made by Swettenham & Giles from 1880-1894 include illustrations of the historical journey across the Main Range from S. Bernam to Pekan via the Pahang River. The collection was acquired by Datuk Lim in 1972 and is being published and exhibited publicly for the first time. It consists of 55 watercolours and sketches by Swettenham and 36 by Giles. In addition to full-colour reproductions of the works by Swettenham and Giles, the book presents relevant notes on the main characters, written by Henry Barlow who has completed an authoritative biography of Swettenham, due for publication. The collector Datuk Lim, has contributed commentaries and information on the artists and their work and illuminating topographical notes to accompany the pictures which provide useful and fascinating visual insights into that period of Malaysia’s history.