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Penang\'s Living Legacy: Heritage Traders of George Town
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Penang's Living Legacy: Heritage Traders of George Town

By George Town World Heritage Inc

George Town, Penang: George Town World Heritage Inc, 2014. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. Penang would probably not have been chosen by UNESCO as a world heritage site if it only had a few hundred buildings testifying to its thriving multicultural existence for more than 200 years. Despite the gentrification that followed on from being certified by UNESCO, many of those buildings still house many traditional trades which still serve Penang's citizens as they served past generations. This book documents the history and purpose of most of the important trades within the city centre with a map noting their whereabouts so that new customers will help them to continue to thrive. 80 pages. Please see the scan of the contents page for further details. Weight: 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.43

Little India of George Town
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Little India of George Town

By George Town World Heritage Inc

George Town, Penang: George Town World Heritage Inc, 2015. First edition. Hardcover. New/new. 1-3-16. A mainly pictorial guide of the historic Indian enclave in the old part of George Town, the capital of Penang. The photographs are a mixture of some commissioned for this book and other historical photographs, many of which have not been previously published. There is also accompanying text on including the area's history, communities, trades, landmarks, festivals and architecture. 351 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight: 1.7kg Post free within Malaysia but will incur additional postage charges when posted elsewhere.

$26.85

A Short Sketch Of the Lives Of Francis and William Light, the Founders Of Penang and Adelaide
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A Short Sketch Of the Lives Of Francis and William Light, the Founders Of Penang and Adelaide

By Steuart, A Francis

Sampson Low, Marston & Co, 1901. First edition. Paperback. Good. This is probably the first significant biography of Francis Light, the founder of British interests in Penang and of his son, William, who went on to set up a British colony in Adelaide, Australia. Steuart was not only able to collect information from hearsay and a few public records but also had access to the journals of both men. 146 pages including an index. Weight 0.40 Kg. . Postage within Malaysia is free The cover is virtually unblemished except for some wear at the top and base of the spine. The first gathering, i.e. the first ten pages, have come loose but could probably easily be sewn back in again. The rest of the binding is tight. The three black and white plates are all present.

$78.32