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Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805 – 1830 (Volume 2: Fire, Spice and Edifice)

Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India 1805 - 1830 (Volume 2: Fire, Spice and Edifice)

RM150.00

Hardback | 576 pages | English

Publisher: George Town World Heritage Incorporated

Year Published: 2015

Drawing on unrivalled access to original correspondence, reports, newspapers and contemporary accounts, Penang: The Fourth Presidency of India presents an in-depth and compelling narrative of a fascinating story.

The second of a four-volume series, the focus here is the development of major structures and institutions: Fort Cornwallis, St George’s Church, the Penang Free School, the Public Library and the Spice and Botanic Gardens, and the forces of nature which conspired to thwart the settlement: fire and erosion of the seafront.

Beautifully illustrated with paintings, sketches, engravings and maps – many previously unpublished – this and the accompanying volumes will be the authoritative reference for historians and general readers for generations to come.

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