The White Rajahs: A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946 :: Steven Runciman

The White Rajahs: A History of Sarawak from 1841 to 1946 :: Steven Runciman soon to be presented for sale on the super BookLovers of Bath web site!

Cambridge: At The University Press, 1960, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white plates; Maps; Glossary;

From the cover: The little state of Sarawak was between 1841 and 1946 the scene of one of the most extraordinary experiments in personal rule in all history. It was like something out of the Middle Ages; and as Sir Steven Runciman is a great medievalist, it is entirely appropriate that he should have been invited to visit the country, study the official records, and write this history.

James Brooke, an adventurous young Englishman of vivid and attractive character, in love with the East, bought himself a ship, collected a crew and sailed off to Borneo. He found him…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Plain paper dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Ex-School Library: Numerals to the spine; Stamps to the endpapers and blanks; Library stamp to the title page; Tape remnants to the pastedowns & blanks; Library stamp to the title page verso;

Orange boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. (xii) 319 pages. Index. Bibliography. 9¼” x 6¼”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I excite you with my selection contained in History catalogue?

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