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Bibliography – British Malaya

The Bibliography below is from Sir Frank Swettenhams book British Malaya published in 1907.  It demonstrates how our Recognition techniques, reproduce a close digital ‘carbon copy’ of the bibliography in the original book, including formatting, different fonts and sizes (rather than plain text).

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Bibliography from the book:

British Malaya by Sir Frank Swettenham -1907

MALAY SKETCHES

With Title-page and Cover designed by PATTEN WILSON  Crown 8vo. 6s. Third Edition

Pall Mall Gazette.—” Sir Frank Swettenham’s style it simple and direct and vigorous. Particularly good is his eye for colour, and he has a fine sense of the brilliant melancholy of the East. To few falls the good fortune of introducing us to a new people, and seldom have we the advantage of so admirable a guide.”

Spectator.—”This is one of those books which exercise such a fascination upon the mind of the stay-at-home traveller. Stay-at-home though he may be, he has no difficulty in distinguishing the work of a genuine authority from the hasty and inexact impression of the idle globe-trotter.  ‘Malay Sketches’ will be speedily recognized by him as belonging to the more reliable kind of his favourite literature.”

Daily Chronicle.—” Nothing approaching Sir Frank Swettenham’s intimate knowledge and illuminative analysis has yet seen the light about that fascinating country which he so well describes.”

UNADDRESSED LETTERS

With Portrait of the Author. Crown 8vo. 6s. Fourth Edition

Athcnaum.Deep gratitude is due to Sir Frank for giving these letters to the world. . . . The happy description of Eastern life, the musings on great scenes, the stories and the utterances of social wisdom, are all delightful, and add body to a book remarkable for a rare delicacy and charm.”

Pall Mall Gazette.—” His narrative style is admirable, and his episodes are always interesting. One could read for many hours of the clever mongoose and tigers and crocodiles. … Sir Frank Swettenham has a pretty humour. . . .The style in which these ‘Unaddresscd Letters’  is written is excellent.”

Daily Chronicle, ” ‘Unaddressscd Letters’ is the revelation of a personality at once sympathetic and distinguished, imaginative, sensitive, emotional.”

Academy.We cordially welcome the book. It is a generous self-revelation of uncommon candour, in a form sufficiently unfamiliar to preserve the charm of novelty.”

THE REAL MALAY

Pen Pictures. Crown 8vo. 6s,

Manchester Guardian.Altogether this book, written by a man who has made a close study of the Malay and who possesses in a high degree the power of vivid description and subtle analysis of character, will be full of charm to any one who has an eye for the bright lights and deep shadows of the tropic r.ast.”

Daily Telegraph.— “A collection of masterly character sketches taken from the life, and illustrating a few of his most noteworthy personal experiences, acquired during a long sojourn in the Straits Settlements. All the character sketches, fifteen in number, are highly-finished works of art; pre-eminently so is a ‘genre’ picture of a malignant monkey, which proved fatal to every human being brought within the sphere of its baleful influence, and gave rise to long-protracted litigation.”