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Tales Of The Malayan Coast
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Tales Of The Malayan Coast

By Rounsevelle Wildman

Boston, USA: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Wildman was a US Diplomat based in Singapore at the end of the 19th century when he wrote this book, mainly a collection of reminiscences of his time there and in the state of Johore. While his style of account is fairly simplistic, there are nevertheless insights into both colonial and kampong life that could cause the reader to reflect on what has or hasn't changed in the last 100 years. 347 pages Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has lost its original brightness, but the gilt lettering on the spine and the decoration especially on the cover is still strong. The gilt edging to the top text block is also evident. There is an owner's plate on the inside front cover indicating that the book is from the library of Mary Carr Curtis, the first headmistress of Treacher Methodist Girls' School, Taiping. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout. A special copy.

$66.80

Malaysia in Transition : Ceritalah 1
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Malaysia in Transition : Ceritalah 1

By Karim Raslan

Singapore : Marshall Cavendish , 1996 . 2009 reprint . Paperback. Very Good. A collection of articles by the well known journalist and lawyer about individuals' experiences in adapting to a changing Malaysia. Raslan's work has continued to win critical approval. 182 pages. Weight: 0.3 kg. * Post free within Malaysia. Other than a date written in ink on a front endpaper, the book looks new and unread

$11.13

Black Borneo
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Black Borneo

By Charles C Miller

Kota Kinabalu: Natural History Publications (borneo), Sdn. Bhd., Kota Kinabalu, 1946. 2004 Reprint. Paperback. New. On the search for adventure, the author sets off for Borneo and Apo-Kajan territory. Here he relates what he came up against - Dyaks, orang utans, stone men and much else. This book has 220 pages in total with a number of photo illustrations taken by the author. Weight: 0.6.kg. Post free within Malaysia.

$13.36

Scribblings at Random
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Scribblings at Random

By Hj. K Mushir Ariff

Penang: The Author. Paperback. Very Good. Dato Haji's on the random musings about life in Penang. 153 pages including some photos. 0.4kg light tanning on the text block, some minor damp marks on the first and last pages and some rubbing on the cover

$33.40

The Eye Over Golden Sands
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The Eye Over Golden Sands

By Lim Kean Siew

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Pelanduk Publications, 1997. First edition. Paperback. New. This is the beginning of the biography of Lim Kean Siew a noted lawyer and politician in Malaysia in the post war years. In verse and prose he leads us through his family origins and his early life until the onset of World War II. 236 pages.Postage within Malaysia is free

$26.72

To Siam and Malaya in the Duke of Sutherland\'s Yacht, \
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To Siam and Malaya in the Duke of Sutherland's Yacht, "Sans Peur

By Caddy, Florence

Singapore: Oxford University Press, 1992. Reprint. Paperback. Good. This book is the account of an observant not very successful English writer about her journey by sea to Egypt, the Arabian peninsula, Ceylon, Malaya and Siam in the company of the Duke of Sutherland who was visiting Siam in the hope of securing a contract to build railways there. Since the party was headed by an English noble they mixed with nobility and royalty wherever they could be found. This book's main Malaysian interest is its funique description of the lifestyle of Sultan Abu Bakar of Johor. 362 pages Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia Although the book does not appear to have been read it has mild tanning throughout. The binding is tight and text clear.

$37.86

The Real Malay: Pen Pictures
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The Real Malay: Pen Pictures

By Swettenham, Frank Athelstane

London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1907. Second edition. Hardcover. Good. Swettenham was the first British Resident-General of the Federated Malay States at the end of the nineteenth century. Like many colonial administrators he found time to write about his impressions of the country where he was based. This is a collection of musings, anecdotes and short essays about what he thought of Malaya and its peoples.Good Hardback. Second Edition 295 pages.. Weight 0.60 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free The pictorial cover and spine have light rubbing in places where a few bits of the illustrations are not perfect. The cover has generally darkened with age and has a few small stains as well as some light dirt marks at the back. The binding is tight and there is mild tanning throughout. A really nice copy

$334.02

Tales Of The Malayan Coast
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Tales Of The Malayan Coast

By Rounsevelle Wildman

Boston, USA: Lothrop Publishing Company, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 25-3-16. Wildman was a US Diplomat based in Singapore at the end of the 19th century when he wrote this book, mainly a collection of reminiscences of his time there and in the state of Johore. While his style of account is fairly simplistic, there are nevertheless insights into both colonial and kampong life that could cause the reader to reflect on what has or hasn't changed in the last 100 years. 347 pages Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has lost its original brightness, but the gilt lettering on the spine and the decoration especially on the cover is still strong. The gilt edging to the top text block is also evident. There is a neat gift dedication on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is very mild tanning throughout. A nice copy.

$66.80

Malaysian Love Stories
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Malaysian Love Stories

By Mohamed Hussin

Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia: Crescent News (KL) Sn. Bhd., 2010. First edition. Paperback. New. 12-11-15. New. This delightful collection of twelve stories of romance between teens and between totterers and between Malaysians and visitors is intended 'to entertain lovers at any stage of life.' The author confirms that the stories are all true and have only been changed to hide identities and to make the stories more readable. pp498. Weight 0.50 Kg. Postage within Malaysia is free

$13.36