Twentieth Century Impressions of British Malaya: Its History, People, Commerce, Industries, and Resources - Arnold Wright, H. A. Cartwright 1908 - Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company, London - First Edition An uncommon copy of this informative and massive compendium on British Malaya, 959 pages, over 1,000 photographs, with chapters covering the Straits Settlements, The Federated Malay States, prominent social and industrial figures, companies, colonial civil services such as education and hospitals, sport, constitution and law, railways, botany, agriculture, rubber, mining, fisheries, meteorology, literature, and native arts and handicrafts. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of black and white photographs, together with a frontispiece map of the Malay Peninsula.   Provenance: With contemporary gift inscription from Ada to Hilda M. Martin, dated 20/10/1910. Small booksellers label of Berkelouw Bookdealers.

Twentieth Century Impressions was a series of travel, political, and social reference books published by Lloyd’s Greater Britain Publishing Company between 1901 and 1914.

Also published afterwards in an abridged version, with the same title, but only 285 pages, with cloth covers, 1908. The abridged edition was also published with ‘Twentieth Century Impressions of Siam’ as two works in one leather bound volume, 1908.

Thick quarto (book size 25.5 x 31 cm). pp. 959 [3].
  In publisher's burgundy pebbled morocco, panelled spine lettered and tooled in gilt gilt, front panel with fillet borders in gilt and blind enclosing gilt vignette of British Malaya flag, thick bevelled edges, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Neatly rebacked retaining the original spine.,   Condition: Near fine, some rubbing to corners, rebacked retaining original cloth spine, internally clean.   Ref: 109703   Price: HK$ 23,000