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The Dragon of Kinabalu: A Borneo Folktale
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The Dragon of Kinabalu: A Borneo Folktale

By Chia Hearn Chek

London: Mcdonald & Jane's Publishers, 1977. Hardcover. Very Good. The retelling of a popular Borneo folk tale by a leading children's author. The book is illustrated by the award winning Kwan Shan Mei. Unpaginated about 20 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minor removable dirt marks, but very little other signs of wear. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$35.63

The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles: A Malaysian Folktale in 111 Languages
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The Mousedeer and the Crocodiles: A Malaysian Folktale in 111 Languages

By Hans Volker Wolf & Others (eds)

Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2017. First edition. Paperback. New. To celebrate the University of Malaya's 111th anniversary members of the Faculty of Language and Linguistics, their colleagues and friends have compiled this multilingual version of a popular Malaysian folk tale. The languages include probably every language spoken in Malaysia together with most other well known international languages. 300 pages with colour illustrations of the story. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.36

Why Turtles Live in the Sea and Other Stories
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Why Turtles Live in the Sea and Other Stories

By GN Lansdown

Kuching, Malaysia: Borneo Literature Bureau, 1963. 1967 Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of 23 folk stories collected to preserve the oral traditions of the peoples of Borneo. with line drawings by Aini bin Abd Rahman. 65 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The book looks new except for some mild tanning throughout.

$44.54

Rampaian Pandawa Lima
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Rampaian Pandawa Lima

By Hood bin Musa

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good +. A selection of stories from Hikayat Pandawa Lima, the Hindu tale of the five Pandawa brothers, transcribed from classic Malay into a Malay more comprehensible to school children of the 20th century. 117 pages with annotations referring to the original Jawi script. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The spine has darkened with age and there are a few other age marks on the cover. A previous owner's name is neatly written on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$33.40

Hikayat Malim Deman
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Hikayat Malim Deman

By Pawang Ana and Raja Haji Yahya

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1963. Paperback. Good. The Malay language text of the traditional Malay tale of Prince Malim Deman who sets off up the River Muar to find what he hopes will be the love of his life. This edition was produced as a school text book and so has a few pages of explanatory notes at the end. 105 pages. Weight 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has one or two minor nicks. A previous owner has written his name and some Chinese on a front free end paper. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is medium tanning throughout.

$15.59

Bongsu Pinang Peribut
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Bongsu Pinang Peribut

By Hamisah binti Abdul Hamid

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1964. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of historic Malay tales. The book is in Malay. 98 pages. Weight: 0.3 kg. * Post free within Malaysia. A previous owner's name is written in ink on a front endpaper. The cover has becoem a bit dirty with age, but the contents have very mild tanning. The binding is tight

$35.63

The Epic of Bidasari and Other Tales
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The Epic of Bidasari and Other Tales

By CC Starkweather, M Devic and Aristide Marre (translators)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia : Silverfish Books , 2012 . First edition. Paperback. New. Also included are translations into English of Sedjarat Melayou, The Princess Djouher Manikam & Makota Radja-Radja 208 pages Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.13