Relations and Complications. Being a Recollection of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. T. P. O’Connor, p.c., m.p. And 38 Illustrations from Photographs. H H. Dayang Muda of Sarawak, Mrs. Bertram Brooke a k. a. Gladys Milton Palmer, Khair-ul-nessá Sarawak, Khair un-nisa binti ‘Abdu’llah.
Relations and Complications. Being a Recollection of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. T. P. O’Connor, p.c., m.p. And 38 Illustrations from Photographs.
Relations and Complications. Being a Recollection of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. T. P. O’Connor, p.c., m.p. And 38 Illustrations from Photographs.
Relations and Complications. Being a Recollection of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. T. P. O’Connor, p.c., m.p. And 38 Illustrations from Photographs.
Presentation Copy of Dayang Muda of Sarawak’s Memoir, With 3 Original Photographs of Her

Relations and Complications. Being a Recollection of H.H. The Dayang Muda of Sarawak. With a Foreword by the Rt. Hon. T. P. O’Connor, p.c., m.p. And 38 Illustrations from Photographs.

London: John Lane the Bodley Head Limited, 1929. First edition. Presentation copy. In publisher’s black cloth, title printed in yellow on front panel and spine. With the original photographically illustrated dust jacket. xviii, (2), 253, (7) p. The book is in fine condition. / Dust jacket slightly chipped at extremities, otherwise in fine condition.

The memoir of the Dayang Muda (1884–1954) née Gladys Milton Palmer, who married to Bertram Willes Dayrell Brooke from the family of the White Rajahs who ruled Sarawak on Borneo.

Dayang Muda was a colourful character who interacted with the high society in Europe and got involved in the movie industry by forming and directing the Big Four Famous Productions company in 1922. She converted to Islam at the Paris Mosque February 1932 (having previously been a Protestant, Christian Scientist and Roman Catholic).

The book is inscribed to Baron Jean de Montegnac-Veöreös (1895–?; or Jean-Médée; Hans; János de Montegnac-Vörös) the Hungarian-born Papal chamberlain, art historian and expert on Islamic art just a few months after her conversion, in Paris on May 17, 1932, singed as Khair-ul-nessá Sarawak.

With 3 original, vintage, black and white photographs of her, wearing the same Oriental garment that is on the dust jacket and on the frontispiece of the book. Two by Studio Georges Marant (Paris) and one by Rose Kardos (Paris). Size: ca. 175 × 225 mm.

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Price: €2,000.00