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Title: (Singapore), Musings of J.S.M.R. [Benning]. Mostly Malayan. Forew. by His Highness Sir Ibrahim Sultan of the Stae and Territory of Johore.
Description: Singapore, Malaya Publishing House, 1933. Small 8, pictorial & lettered orange boards, (195)pp., 2 portrs. (1 of author & 1 of author's eldest son Jim), text-ills. & plates all after drawings. Tog. 31 stories (musings) portraying some of the intimate delights of this land of sun & content, Malaya & the Malays. Dedication by author on title in ink, signed & dated Dec. 1933 The book has been dedicated to author's eldest son Jim, accidentally killed whilst rough shooting. Only 3 stories deal with family matters. The stories cover the period 1922-1932 & have originally been publ. in the Singapore Free Press & later in a probably very limited edn. (:) Johore Causeway, Hawkers, Benk-Benk, A Malacca Silloquy, The Passing of the Towkay, From a Malacca window, Lagi Satu Tanjong, The Malays of Pulau Brani, Undiscovered Singapore, etc. A rare publication (bds. somewh. shaved, contents very fine.)

Keywords: malaya johore straits settlements recollections stories malaysia singapore southeast asia literature

Price: EUR 775.00 = appr. US$ 842.31 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 4900