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Hale, Abraham The Adventures of John Smith in Malaya, 1600 - 1605. Leyden E.J. Brill 1909
First edition pp.335. A very good copy bound in lightly worn contemporary cloth.
Hill 0314

A satirical novel based on the authors twenty seven years service in Malaya. Abraham Hale, 1854-1919, served in the Federated Malay States Civil Service from 1884 to 1911. "He always lamented with that delightful candour which characterized him, that his literary talent was untrained: but for all that it was a very genuine talent. Had "The Adventures.." been written two centuries ago, its author would have ranked with Defoe. Hale had an extraordinary talent for vivid detail" - Richard Winstedt in his obituary of the author, JSBRAS No.81, 1919.