"On the outbreak of World War I Purcell had been appointed to the Maylayan Civil Service a an Eastern Cadet. Learning the local language, Chinese, his posts took him all over the Peninsula. A fascinating and vivid account of that long-vanished time, the serene and happy colonial period." Clean green cloth cover with gold titles to spine. Paper thin sunning to head & bottom spine and thinly to head board edges. Light age yellowing and very faint few only foxing to some of the edges. Small booksellers sticker to front bottom endpaper. Clean content, b&w illustrations and map all clean and intact, binding tight.373p DJ: soft soiling to rear cover, light rubbing to cover, 1cm closed tear to head of spine on rear cover side. Bookseller Inventory # 023815
Title: The Memoirs of a Malayan Official
Publisher: Cassell & Company Limited
Publication Date: 1965
Book Condition: VG
Dust Jacket Condition: VG
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Cassell & Co Ltd, London, 1965. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Hardcover xl - from an academic library, clean, normal library wear and markings - [ Victor William Williams Saunders Purcell CMG, PhD, Litt.D (Cantab.) (26 January, 1896-2 January, 1965) was a British colonial official and Sinologist. During his service in Malaysia he dealt in particular with the role of the local minority Chinese and published on this subject some significant works. From 1949 he was a lecturer in Far Eastern History at Cambridge University. In 1978 he was honoured by a postage stamp of Christmas Island. ] [ Civil service -- Malaysia, Malaysia -- Social life and customs, China -- Social life and customs, ]. Ex-Library. Seller Inventory # 08931.190709