RAFFLES; THE STORY OF SINGAPORE, by Raymond Flower - 1991
Raffles; The Story of Singapore
by Raymond Flower
A splendid glimpse into and panoramic view of the fascinating history of the island since the metamorphosis brought about by the arrival of Raffles. Emerging from a past of hardships, poverty and suffering to rise from the tragedy of its plight to become "a glittering city-state" prominent among Asian countries, Singapore has an aura undeniably magic and awe-inspiring. Lavishly illustrated in black & white and full-color historic photographs, this magnificent volume captures some of this magic, providing the reader with a history of rare depth and precision. 374 pages. 8.5 x 12 inches.
Lavishly illustrated with black & white and full-color photographs, drawings and paintings.
Published by: Times Books International, Singapore, 1991.
Hardback is overall in NEAR FINE condition with VERY GOOD DJ.
- ISBN: 9812042571
- Colored red covers are in pristine condition showing very minimal signs of wear limited to rubbing and a small impression into front.
- Front cover has blind-tooled writing.
- Boards show minimal edgewear from rubbing.
- Corners are sharp and mildly bumped.
- Spine ends are very mildly rubbed mostly at ends on shoulders.
- Binding is strong and secure and feels unread.
- Light colored pastedowns are in pristine condition showing little to no signs of wear.
- Interior is in great condition with bright colored plates.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Text block edges are clean.
- DJ is clean and in overall nice condition featuring beautiful illustrations.
- DJ exhibits very light general scuffing, and shows some mild to moderate edgewear, including: light bumping and creasing of upper edges and bumping of corners, bumping at spine head, and a 1/2" closed tear at tail. (See photos)
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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