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A Journal in the Federal Capital
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A Journal in the Federal Capital

By George L Peet

Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic , 1983. First edition. Paperback. Good. Peet arrived in Kuala Lumpur, as the Straits Times' first correspondent stationed in the city, when the Federal Capital was barely half a century old. Within living memory, the new city had been a Chinese mining village. However, as this personal selection of his articles for the paper demonstrates, Peet's remit stretched throughout the peninsula as it came to grips with being an important part of the British imperial domain. 175 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has some wear around the edges. There is a previous owner's name written neatly on the title page. There is some spotting on the inside covers, title page and a rear end paper. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$22.41

Malaysia: Prospect & Retrospect: The Impact and Aftermath of Colonial Rule
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Malaysia: Prospect & Retrospect: The Impact and Aftermath of Colonial Rule

By Richard Allen

London: Oxford University Press, 1968. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. In this sweeping overview, a former British diplomat, now visiting professor, looks at the development of European colonial power in Southeast Asia, with a particular reference to Indonesia and Malaysia. He then follows through to the deposing of Sukarno and the secession of Singapore from the Malaysian federation as well as chronicling Britain's declining role in the area and the emergence of a stronger United States interest. 330 pages with maps, a chronology, a bibliography and an index. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket has a little bit of wear and some sunning on the spine. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$22.41

Rajah Brooke & Baroness Burdett Coutts
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Rajah Brooke & Baroness Burdett Coutts

By Owen Rutter (ed)

London: Hutchinson, 1935. First edition. Hardcover. Good. Although it is known that James Brooke, the first Rajah of Sarawak, was a prolific letter writer, nothing was known about his correspondence with Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts, probably the wealthiest woman in England at the time, until the publication of this collection of letters between them both. She became such a close friend and supporter in the last decade of his life, that Brooke had nominated her his successor before deciding on his nephew As the editor, a former North Borneo civil servant, writes in his introduction, "without her help (both financial and otherwise) the territory could not have remained under (Brooke's) rule..." There is a Foreword by Margaret, Rani of Sarawak. 317 pages with an index and 16 black and white plates. Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia The book has been rebound in green leatherette and the cover is virtually unmarked. There is heavy spotting on the first and last few pages with occasional spotting throughout. Otherwise the binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$224.13

Political and Statistical Account of the British Settlements In the Straits of Malacca - Vol 2
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Political and Statistical Account of the British Settlements In the Straits of Malacca - Vol 2

By TJ Newbold

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1971. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/good. Originally published in 1839, the book was not well received by the English press who were a bit peeved that the Straits Settlements were dispatched in a few pages. Despite the title, the main part of the book is an account of the Malay States from a sympathetic point of view. Newbold travelled the peninsula widely which enabled him to cover history, politics, commerce, geology, linguistics, botany, anthropology and the law in some detail. Volume 2 only 508 pages with indexes, maps & tables. Weight 1kg. Post free within Malaysia The dust jacket is ragged at the edges . The half title page and a rear end paper have shadows from the dust jacket. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$33.62

Johor: Local History, Local Landscapes, 1855-1957
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Johor: Local History, Local Landscapes, 1855-1957

By P Lim Pui Huen

Singapore: Straits Times Press, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. A distinguished historian of Malaysia and Singapore uses archival research and field work to tell the story of how Johor was transformed from jungle into one of Malaysia's economic centres. She also charts the significant role played by the state in Malaysia's emergence to independence. 240 pages with many black and white pictures. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.5kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere. The dust jacket has minimal signs of wear. There is a a gift dedication on the title page. Otherwise the book looks new

$100.86

Journal Volume XXIX Part 1 - 1956
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Journal Volume XXIX Part 1 - 1956

By Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Singapore: Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1956. First edition. Paperback. Good. For further details, please see the scanned contents page 223 pages. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has discoloured with age and has a few stains and the spine covering has some rubbing with about an inch missing at the base. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$33.62

Journal Volume XXXI Part 1 - 1958
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Journal Volume XXXI Part 1 - 1958

By Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Singapore: Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1958. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. For further details, please see the scanned contents page 232 pages. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover is in good condition apart from about an inch of covering missing at the top and base of the spine. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$33.62

Illustrated Guide to the Federated Malay States
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Illustrated Guide to the Federated Malay States

By Cuthbert Woodville Harrison

London: General Books, 1920. Paperback. Near Fine. This is a modern reprint of a handbook for tourists visiting Malaya in the 1920s. This is the 1920 edition. 160 pages . This book does not contain any of the illustration or map of the original. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia Apart from a little bit of dirt on the text block, the book looks new.

$29.14

Journal Volume XXXV Part 1 - 1962
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Journal Volume XXXV Part 1 - 1962

By Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society

Singapore: Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1972. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. For further details, please see the scanned contents page 114 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia. The book is in remarkably good condition. There is evidence of a removed price sticker on the back cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$44.83

Ending \'East of Suez\': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968
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Ending 'East of Suez': The British Decision to Withdraw from Malaysia and Singapore 1964-1968

By P. L. Pham

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Hardcover. Near Fine. British Military involvement in its former colonies of Malaysia and Singapore did not end with the suppression of the communist insurgency, because Britain had yet to shake off her self perception as a major global power. That all began to change after Wilson's Government decided to dismantle its bases in these countries, its largest and most expensive presence overseas. Pham, using previously classified documents, chronicles how the change came about despite the grumblings of the United States. x and 264 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The book looks new except for some barely detectable traces of tanning on some page edges.

$67.24

Cold War and Decolonisation: Australia\'s Policy Towards Britain\'s End of Empire in Southeast Asia
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Cold War and Decolonisation: Australia's Policy Towards Britain's End of Empire in Southeast Asia

By Andrea Benevenuti

Singapore: NUS Press, 2017. Paperback. New. Benevenuti unearths an often forgotten aspect of Britain's decolonisation process in Southeast Asia, Australia's role in attempting to ensure that it had friendly neighbours. The book's focus is on Australia's role during the Malayan 'Emergency,' the Peoples Action Party in Singapore and finally the expansion of Malaya into the Federation of Malaysia. 297 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$26.90

Kerajaan: Malay Political Culture on the Eve of Colonial Rule
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Kerajaan: Malay Political Culture on the Eve of Colonial Rule

By Anthony Milner

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: SIRD, 2016. Second edition. Paperback. New. Cited by the US Association for Asian Studies in 2003 as one of the 25 works most frequently cited in the field of Southeast Asian history, this work used Malay and European source materials in an attempt to form an assessment of Malay political thought before significant European intervention in the Malay world. The book has as its focus Malay views of the state on the peninsula and in North Sumatra which throws light on Malay politics some two centuries later. This second edition has been revised by the author. 228 pages. New Second Edition. Paperback Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$17.93

Sejarah Sebagai Hakim Muktamad
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Sejarah Sebagai Hakim Muktamad

By Lee Ban Chen

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: SIRD. Paperback. Good. Jarang dapat kita temui seorang yang berpengalaman luas dalam isu-isu semasa dalam bahasa Melayu dengan prosa yang menyenangkan. Pandangan-pandangan Lee segar dan matang dalam banyak isu nasional. Gaya bahasanya lancar, kupasannya menarik - khususnya selepas tiga tahun menyumbang untuk Malaysiakini.com. Kadang-kadang beliau menyelitkan unsur jenaka (tetapi tidak mengada-ngada). 269 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Although the cover looks new, there is spotting on the text block and mild to medium tanning throughout.

$11.21

History of Malaya & South-East Asia
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History of Malaya & South-East Asia

By Nigel Kelly

Singapore: Heinemann, 1993. Reprint. Paperback. Very Good. This is a history text book designed for the GCSE 'O' Level Examinations. It covers Malayan history form 1819 to 1963 and the history of Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand from 1800 to 1954. 267 pages with black and white photographs, maps and an index. Weight 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has minimal wear and the spine is not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$22.41

Handbook to British Malaya
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Handbook to British Malaya

By RL German

London: Malay States Information Agency, 1926. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. The forerunner of the Federation of Malaya Annual reports this is the work of 1920s spin doctors demonstrating the triumphs of British administration in prewar Malaya. It would appear this is the first of several editions that were published until the Japanese invasion of Malaya. With lots of statistics and black and white photos as well as informative text. This is the first edition of the handbook which was issued on a regular basis in the 1930s.183 pages. There is a 1924 map of Malaya in an inside pocket on the back cover. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.8kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a little bit of rubbing along the edges and one or two bumps. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout. The map has no slits, tears or pieces missing. An unusually good copy.

$224.13

The Malayan Railway - Kertapi Tanah Melayu

By JA Stanistreet

Oakwood Press, 1974. Paperback. Very Good. The author travelled more than a thousand miles of track on the foot plates of a wide variety of engines with the support of their drivers before writing this well researched work on the state of Malayan Railways within the first two decades after independence. Please see scanned title page for contents. 63 pages With 13 pages of black and white photos. Weight: 0.4.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. The book looks new except for some tanning of the text block which occasionally shows at the very edge of some of the pages of the book

$89.65

Tawau: The Making of a Tropical Community
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Tawau: The Making of a Tropical Community

By Ken Goodlet

Kota Kinabalu: Opus Publications, 2010. Hardcover. New/new. Although this community has been in existence for less than 150 years, it has had a charmed life, with fertile agricultural land, healthy mineral deposits and a strategic position at the head of the Tawau river. Goodlet, through interviews with descendants of the original settlers and documentary research, has managed to piece together a very modern and still developing history of what is now Sabah's third largest town. 362 pages with an index and bibliography. Weight 1.2kg Post free within Malaysia but may incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$35.86

Historical Sabah: Community and Society
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Historical Sabah: Community and Society

By Danny Wong Tze Ken

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications, 2004. Hard Cover. New/new. One of Malaysia's leading historians, who was born in Sabah, traces the beginnings of urban life in what was then North Borneo. He not only explains how such communities came into existence, but also their livelihoods and leisure activities. 171 pages with illustrations and a bibliography. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.69

The Best of Borneo Travel
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The Best of Borneo Travel

By Victor King (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1993. Paperback. Very Good. King, a noted sociologist specialising in Borneo, introduces the reader to excerpts from the the accounts of various travellers to the island of Borneo from the 16th to the 20th centuries. While one would expect names such as Hose, Beccari, Brooke and Spenser St John to be in this selection, there are a few not so familiar names as well. 315 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a very small amount of wear on the cover which has also browned slightly in places. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$20.17

Historical Sabah: The Chinese
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Historical Sabah: The Chinese

By Danny Wong Tze Ken

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications, 2005. Hard Cover. New/new. One of Malaysia's leading historians, who was born in Sabah, traces the history of the Chinese community in the state from the time of the North Borneo Chartered Company, through their trials during the Japanese occupation to the significant role that the community plays in Malaysia today. 170 pages with illustrations and a bibliography. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$15.69

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