Special edition: Signed First Edition, first impression of Penang – An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks by Keith Hockton. First released in 2012, this edition comes with a rare fold out map of Penang (in its own folder in the back of the book), which was not included in future editions.
Scarce, clean, in fine unread condition with original first printing iconic image by renowned Malaysian photographer Howard Tan. A wonderful alternative to later printings, it has been signed and dated by the author 10.11.12.
Penang: An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks offers the first detailed account of the families and individuals who arrived as settlers, traders, miners, cooks and explorers and made Penang their home. Along the way they made fortunes in tin, opium, rubber and commerce, and created empires, and left legacies that became the stuff of legend. This is the story of those skilled opportunists, and of the mansions that they built, the architects they employed and the fortunes that they made and lost. With over 200 photographs detailing their journey, these are the priceless stories of the families that ultimately made Penang.