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Home is Not Here
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Home is Not Here

By Wang Gungwu

Singapore: NUS Press, 2018. Hardcover. New/new. In what is probably the first part of his autobiography, the noted historian of China and the Chinese Diaspora, traces his peripatetic life from his birthplace in Surabaya, Indonesia, through his schooling in Ipoh, Malaysia, until his university studies at the National Central University in Nanjing, China, were cut short by Mao's revolution. In the course of his reflections, Wang Gungwu considers the meaning of family, identity and belonging in the maelstrom of 20th century Asian history. 219 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.83

Alex Yoong: The Driver\'s Line
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Alex Yoong: The Driver's Line

By Steve Dawson

Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (asia) Pte Ltd, 2010. Paperback. New. Alex Yoong is the only man of Chinese decent and the first Malaysian ever to have driven in Formula 1. This biography tells of the journey from a race-watching toddler to the most prestigious series in motorsport. 204 pages, Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.60

Makan Siap: Table Tales of Borneo
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Makan Siap: Table Tales of Borneo

By Maxwell Hall

Labuan, Malaysia: Foo Tong Chai, 1950. First edition. Paperback. Good. *. A collection of 24 stories and sketches "of fact and fancy and some sauce" from someone whom the historian, KG Tregonning, described in 1960 as 'the grand old man of the territory', i.e. North Borneo. He was a senior judge in North Borneo before World War II and a prosecutor at the Labuan war crimes trials. 274 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has one or two small dirt marks and a small crease running across the bottom front. The spine has a very small loss at the top and bottom. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is medium tanning throughout. There is a neat bookseller's stamp on the inside front cover.

$55.71

Aventures de Quatre D�serteurs a Travers Born�o
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Aventures de Quatre D�serteurs a Travers Born�o

By Colonel Perelaer

Paris: Librairte Hachette, 1896. Hardcover. Fair +. An account of the wanderings of four deserters in both Dutch and British parts of Borneo at the end of the 19th century with many lithographs of people and wildlife encountered on the way. A translation by Comte Meyners D'Estrey from the Dutch into French. 336 pages.Weight: 1.7kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. The cover has quite a bit of wear and the spine is cracked from top to bottom, but still holding on fairly firmly. The bind in still good and there is mild tanning and some spotting throughout. Suitable as a reading copy.

$57.94

Live to Last
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Live to Last

By Deborah Chan

Malaysia: Deborah Chan, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. Malaysia - Biography - Chrsitian Message. The autobiography of a much travelled Malaysian woman inspired by Christian teachings and written in an inspirational style. 141 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.14

Far & Sure: For Golf & Country
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Far & Sure: For Golf & Country

By Zaid Ibrahim

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: ZI Publications, 2013. First edition. Paperback. New. The author is best known as a lawyer who also attempted politics until he resigned in protest at Malaysia's detention laws. Now in his retirement, he devotes this book to one of his other passions, golf, or so it would seem. As he says in his preface, "My notes about golf became a way for me to think about political questions that still bother me." So as he tours Malaysia and the world, he offers up vignettes on golf, life and politics. 349 pages with a few photographs. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.37

Woodsmoke and Temple Flowers

By Jean Falconer

Edinburgh: The Pentland Press Limited, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/very good. 27-10-16. The memoirs of an Australian woman who arrived in Malaya in 1941 to join her new British husband. Obviously the Japanese occupation soon separated them, buy they stayed on after the war until her husband retired as British Adviser to Johor in 1952. This account of life as a 'mem' in Johor, Melaka and Perak at the end of empire is freshly brought to life by journal entries written at the time. Unusually she decides not to dwell on her internment under the Japanese, devoting only one page to her experiences as a POW. 216 pages. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$31.20

Under Five Flags: The Story of Sabah, East Malaysia
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Under Five Flags: The Story of Sabah, East Malaysia

By R.J. Brooks

Edinburgh: Pentland Press, 1995. First edition. Hardcover. As New/as new. The memoirs of a former administrative officer of the British North Borneo Company, who survived being a prisoner of war to become Director of Information and Broadcasting with the British Government as his paymasters. After Sabah became a part of Malaysia Brooks returned to found the Sabah Museum. 256 pages. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$66.86

My Tawau Days
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My Tawau Days

By James Power

Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 2014. First edition. Paperback. New. 6-10-15. The memoirs of the Principal of St. Patrick's School at Tawau in Sabah between 1957 and 1965. Power, an Australian Christian missionary, set about rebuilding the school's curriculum and establishing St. Patrick's as one of the principal educational establishments in the former British North Borneo. 128 pages with several black and white and colour photographs. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.60

The Renaissance Man: Royal Professor Ungku A Aziz
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The Renaissance Man: Royal Professor Ungku A Aziz

By Hashim Yaacob, Abu Bakar Abd Hamid, KT Joseph & Azizah Hamza (eds)

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. New. A collection of essays in English and Malay by former colleagues celebrating the academic life of Ungku A Aziz, who amongst his many distinctions, was the first and last person to be appointed as Vice Chancellor of the University of Malaya. All other appointments of Vice Chancellors since then have been political appointments. He remained in that position for twenty years, so this book records his contributions to the budding university, in establishing, for example, the university press and library. Essays also record the professor's work and views on the country's language policy and on alleviating extreme poverty in the country. The book is rounded off by a comprehensive essay by the book's subject on the issues of National Unity, Language Policy and Extreme Poverty. 232 pages with an index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.60

Fifty Years of Romance and Research in Borneo
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Fifty Years of Romance and Research in Borneo

By Charles Hose

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1994. Reprint. Paper Back. Near Fine. Hose, an ethnographer, naturalist and administrator under the second Rajah Brooke, was a writer on Borneo keen to promote himself. He was also one of the many eccentrics who were at the forefront of British wanderings around the globe. Here he wraps up his eventful life in an entertaining and more insightful series of reflections than some of his earlier works. 301 pages with an additional selection of more than 50 pages of his own and others' photographs. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$71.31

Hussein Onn: A Tryst with Destiny
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Hussein Onn: A Tryst with Destiny

By John Victor Morais

Singapore: Times Books International, 1981. First edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/very good. A biography of Malaysia's third Prime Minister, written during his term in office. The author was an indefatigable recorder of the deeds of the great and the good, having written several political biographies and compiled the country's Who's Who for several years. Hussein Onn was known as someone who did not seek the limelight, preferring behind the scenes diplomacy. He was the son of the founder of UMNO, the leading Malay party in the country since independence, and like his father and his two predecessors had a reputation for stressing national unity with little recourse to racially divisive policies.Very Good Hardback in a Very Good Dust Jacket. First Edition 224 pages with an index. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket has a small tear at the top of the spine and a nick on the front. The cover has minor rubbing at the extremities. The binding is tight and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout. Not too bad a copy.

$66.86

Sarawak: Inhabitants and Productions

By Hugh Low

London: Richard Bentley, 1848. Hardcover. Good. Low, one of James Brooke's first administrative officers, established working methods that were later copied by other colonial administrators in British Malaya, where he became the British Resident in Perak later. He gained extensive knowledge of Brooke's fiefdom not only in this role, but as a noted botanist. In pursuit of this interest he made the first document ascent of Mount Kinabalu. This book is his major account of his observations. 416 pages. Weight: 1kg. Post free within Malaysia The book has been rebound in leather and leatherette with gilt lettering on the spine. The end papers are heavily tanned and two or three pages at the end of the book have medium tanning and some spotting. Otherwise the binding is tight and the text clear with mild to medium tanning throughout.

$289.72

One Man\'s Will: A Portrait of Dato\'Sir Onn Bin Ja\'Afar
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One Man's Will: A Portrait of Dato'Sir Onn Bin Ja'Afar

By Pamela Ong Siew Im

George Town, Penang: The Author, 1998. First edition. Paperback. As New. A biography of the neglected Malayan independence leader described by Malcolm Macdonald, a Governor General of Malaya just after World War II, as "the one mature statesman among the Malay leaders." He was one of the founders of UMNO, the party which has been in Government since the country gained independence, but left it because of what he saw as its racist policies. Maybe, as the saying goes, the best leader that the country never had. 303 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$22.29

Last Adventure: The Martin Johnsons in Borneo

By Osa Johnson

New York: William Morrow, 1966. Hardcover. Very Good/good. This is the story of a couple of US adventurers' exploits in Borneo in 1936. They were keen aviators and claimed to be the first people to fly over the Borneo jungle. While on land they concentrated on the Kinabatangan River. 233 pages with a selection of black and white plates and an index. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia The clipped dust jacket is worn at the edges, particularly at the top and base of the spine. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning.

$22.29

From Village Boy to Mr. Opposition: An Autobiography
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From Village Boy to Mr. Opposition: An Autobiography

By Tan Chee Khoon

Subang Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 1991. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. Yet another rags to fame story. Sometimes one wishes for a little more originality when choosing a title for a biography. Tan was another of the forgotten independence period politicians whose efforts have largely been sidelined in the more racially motivated forces that took a more central role in Malaysian politics. He played a central role in the Labour Party of Malaya which did not fare too well at elections, but did become a member of the Socialist International. 331 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia Still in the publisher's shrink wrapping. Externally the only defect is a bit of minor spotting on the text block.

$22.29

The Chersonese with The Gilding Off
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The Chersonese with The Gilding Off

By Emily Innes

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1993. Reprint. Paperback. Near Fine. 1-6-16. Originally published two years after Isabella Bird's The Golden Khersonese in 1885, this book portrays life in late 19th century Malaya through the eyes of a wife of a minor colonial official who lived in the country for nearly six years. By contrast, Bird flitted in and out of the country meeting only sultans and senior officials. Innes lived in a remote settlement chaffing at the pettiness of expatriate life, but managing to record with some accuracy and humour the life she experienced. With an introduction by Khoo Kay Kim. A facsimile reprint. 250 pages. Near Fine Paperback Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia Apart from some minor creases on the spine, the book looks new

$44.57

East of Kinabalu: Tales From the Borneo Jungle
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East of Kinabalu: Tales From the Borneo Jungle

By Leslie Davidson

Kuala Lumpur: The Incorporated Society Of Planters, 2007. Hardcover. Near Fine. 27-7-15. The author, an employee of the global company, Unilever, was one of the people responsible for establishing the Tugud palm oil plantation estate in Labuk, Sabah. This is his account of his experiences from the early 1960s until his retirement a decade later. 233 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details.. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia Other than a dedication signed by the author and a gift dedication, the book looks new

$26.74

A Nocturne and Other Malayan Stories and Sketches
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A Nocturne and Other Malayan Stories and Sketches

By Frank Swettenham

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1993. Reprint. Paperback. Fine. A collection of Swettenham's, mainly autobiographical, notes and some observations from his time in Malaya. 216 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia

$37.89

Twenty Years in Borneo
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Twenty Years in Borneo

By Charles BRUCE

Sabah, Malaysia: Natural History Publications (Borneo), 1999. Paperback. New. This book, originally published in 1924, is an account of an expatriate's experiences in a hundred years ago. The author attempts to inject some humour into his varied experiences on the island. A 266-page book to read with some photo illustrations. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.60

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