Friday, 30 September 2011

The Penang Bookshelf - September 2011 Newsletter


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September 2011 Newsletter
 
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Dear Friend,

Wow! What A Month! 

I suppose I should have guessed this wasn't going to be a 'normal' month, whatever that is, when I woke up one on a Monday morning to discover that orders for about fifteen books had come in overnight on the internet. By the end of the day the tally had reached twenty. I did once before have another bonanza day. In that case it was all from one customer, who still orders regularly. In this case there was a lovely mix of regular and new customers.

In fact, the month just went on that way with sales on the internet, in the shop and at a couple of events where I appeared with my stall.Thanks to all of you. Phew! I think this may have marked a turning point. Bye bye hobby, hello business. That said, I hope this isn't going to change me. In my previous three careers I had a gripe with people who called themselves 'professional.' I think Ogden Nash caught my meaning precisely when he wrote ', professional men, they have no cares; whatever happens, they get theirs.' In my experience 'professionalism' is too often a lazy excuse for abdicating from being a human being.

Getting Educated

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Having wobbled like a gurgling babe into the world of Malaysian and, to a lesser extent, Asian books less than two years ago, I'm still very much learning. It usually happens through your requests for me to find books. On my Mad Monday one generous customer not only ordered a pack of new books which I had in stock, but some others reviews of which had interested me. I just wasn't that sure that meant they'd interest you.   

Thanks toAS98 a super speedy KL distributor, who had the books on my doorstep within 48 hours, I was able to add them to my stock as well as rush them to my customer. In case you're interested, the two books that particularly took my fancy, they are the ones pictured in this section. You can read more on my website about the books Southeast Asia in the Fifteenth Century and No Man's Land. 

Aiyo!... Now For The Steep Learning Curve.  
Again, I was looking for a book for a customer. It was a Malay book this time. Oh no! What had I run into here? Pages and pages of Malay books. It didn't take me long to work out that this bookseller had bought the collection of a Professor Rufus Hendon, a US linguist, who knocked about these parts between the 1940s and 1960s. The collection ran into around about 300 books. With a deep breath and a check out with my wife and some customers as to whether I was really going mad, I wrote to the US bookseller and offered to take most of them off him.  
Fag Lady I received a speedy reply saying he was ready to undertake his second largest order ever and he had more to offer. It was another 350 or so in the Jawi script. This used to be the principal script used for the Malay language until it graduallly has given way to the more popular Rumi or romanised scipt. Amongst other things I was hooked by the cover art. This lass captured my heart at once. Sadly, I'm not her only suitor. Seems as if a group of Ozzie academics have been buzzing around her too.

So the Jawi books are on their way already and we're still sorting out the rest, mainly in Rumi, but here's a selction of some of the books I've ordered.  Unfortunately the cover art is generally a little less Under Threat exciting.I think that's because many of the Rumi books are text books, poetry and other more worthy tomes and pamphlets.  

Of course it's all particularly crazy because I am far from mastering even the most basic Malay. Neverthess, you couldn't think of a better incentive to learn, could you?

There's something about the Malay language and me. My father had a theory that it was the easiest language in the world to learn and so should be learned by everyone to improve international communications. Maybe because of this more than 20 years ago I bought three Malay language books, including a Jawi dictionary, in a second hand bookshop in England. Despite at least three prunings of my library during three major moves since then, they never left my hands. Now Malaysia is my home, I'm selling books and the largest purchase I have made to date is of books in the Malay language. Please explain.

Now What About English Language Fiction?  

You might think this month I've overdone it a bitCGEng Books 
on books in Malay and on non-fiction books too, but, as I've written before, I try to make fiction about Malaysia one of my strong points.  

So this month I was honoured to have the chance of a chat with Chuah Guat Eng. She is often described as the first Malaysian woman to have written a full length novel in English. I've written more about our meeting on The Penang Bookshelf Blog.

If you haven't read any Malaysian fiction in English, her work is probably the best place to start since her work is literary, but very readable. It's also Malaysian in a way that many other writers can never quite achieve.  

What I also liked about her was that she spent as much time talking about her own work as she did talking about the work of other writers. In fact, although I originally contacted her about her own writing, she also asked me to sell some copies of the first edition of Scorpion Orchid by Lloyd Fernando on behalf of his widow. Some of you may never have heard of him since his books are seldom seen in book shops now. Well, a good a place to start is by reading this paper.  It may be a bit academic for some, but I hope it may also interest others in buying his book, which I'll be putting up on my websites in October. 
    
I Had Hoped To Send This Off Before Midnight, 

but I must just mention one more sale this month. I managed to sell the first copy of my most expensive new book.  CN59

It's not only unique because it's the most expensive, but also because it's a new book that was a collector's item before it was ever published. A substantial part of the original and only print run of 3,000 copies was pre-sold by the author, Thomas Brandt, another self-publisher.  

My US based customer, a man of few words, was overwhelmed when he received it because it really is a gorgeous book. I'm not just saying that as a bit of marketing blurb. Almost every one who's picked up the reading copy I have in my shop says the same thing. I pass orders on to the author who then dispatches them. He will sign the copy with or without a dedication, if you wish. The price is your local currency equivalent of 129 Euros, post free within Malaysia. As far as I am aware, new copies are not sold anywhere on the internet cheaper than at The Penang Bookshelf. If you want to know more here's a review in Chinese and another one in English.  The book is bi-lingual.  

To Offer or Not To Offer?

I don't like giving discounts in the shop since  the people who usually ask for them specialise in picking out the cheapest book on the shelves and then trying to bargain. In fact, this month I was ticked off by my Ipoh visitor for selling my books too cheaply. That's fine by me as long as I make enough to show the effort of this business is worthwhile.

When I put out offers in my blog, there's a negligible take up rate so I wonder whether there's any point in bothering. Anyway let's have another go. For the month of October I'm offering a 25% discount on these books. Offer books 
They are Syonan - My Story, Abiding Times, Adventures of a Mad Chinaman and The Embrace of Harlots. I have just noticed that the last one isn't on my website yet, but will be in the next couple of days.

The offer is only open to subscribers to this newsletter. If you buy off one of my websites, which are available to the general public, the discount will not be shown, so if you're interested in the offer, just email me and I'll give you the price plus shipping. The books will still be sold post free within Malaysia.

By the time you get my next newsletter I will have almost reached my first anniversary of selling on the internet. November's always been an important month for me. It all started a long time ago with November being the month of my birth. So I am planning to celebrate by offering subscribers to this newsletter a discount on all my priced books in stock at the time.

So Much More to Write

This has been my busiest month yet and, of course, much has been missed. My email responses have been slow and my addition of new books to my website has been abysmal. Many apologies for all that. I hope that October will see me right myself.

I couldn't keep up with the pace if I didn't have the tremendous support that so many of you give me. I'm not just thinking of your purchases, but, just as importantly, the other bits as well. One customer this month put me in touch with national institutions that may be interested in the Malay books. Another offered to spend a weekend with me to transliterate the Jawi titles and generally help sorting them out. As is often the case, I've never met my potential weekend mate and we've never exchanged an email either. We just communicate by sms. That's sufficient. We have a bond.

There is much much more that's happened this month that I'd love to squeeze in, but I'm sure you'll agree that I've gone on long enough. I do hope you've found something of interest. If not, do please let me know what you're missing.

With my best wishes and thanks,

William Knox
The Penang Bookshelf

This Month's Surprise
Top Seller!
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I attended a couple of book launches this month and I can't say the launch of this book was one I was looking forward to. You may have already guessed the reason why. How on earth could the authors hope to sell yet another Penang picture book? Taking a break from the snacks and the prattle, I had a quick ruffle through the pages. Like Streets of George Town Penang, always a steady seller, it's a handy portable size and it does have a practical layout. It's obviously a book to be used, rather than drooled over.  OK I'd stock it, but I didn't have high hopes for sales.

Later I managed to link up with Keith Hockton, whose article about the idea for the book I have posted on The Penang Bookshelf Blog. I can't say that I was totally impressed with the usual publisher/author's chat about this book being 'the best selling tourist book in Malaysia at the moment,' but, being the diplomat I am, I listened. However, I do beg your joint pardons, Messrs Hocton & Tan, this pesky little book sold eight in a week!

I dashed shamefacedly back to the authors to collect another 25 copies. I now listened more closely to what they had to say - an initial print run of 1,000 of which there were only 300 left in less than a month? Yes, indeed. What's the secret? Well, of course it's handy, attractive etc, but it's also about people, as Keith explains in his article. It's not only selling to tourists, but to Penangites as well. One of the shop's copies went to a former owner of one of the houses, others sell to residents keen to satisfy their kay poh (Hokkien for 'nosey/inquisitive') appetites.

This edition should be sold out in October at this rate, so if you're keen to grab one of the last first edition copies, do let me know. There's a revised second edition with more secrets of Penang's nooks and crannies being planned for  early 2012.

The Tea's Still Brewing
 

The Beauty of Chinese Yixing Teapots
&
The Finer Art of  Tea Drinking 

Yixing Teapots 
  
Only one sale this month, but a significant one in that it was my first one to a Malaysia based customer. She gave me an interesting piece of information which may be of interest to other tea slurpers - there are apparently masses of websites devoted to the subject. There's one wee snag for some - they're mostly in Chinese. Anyway if you want more information on the subject, do contact me. I'm sure she'll happily part with some useful information.
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A Book Launch in Neighbouring Ipoh 

Ipoh, My Home Town

Compiled & Edited
by
Ian Anderson
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Thanks to Doris, my trusty GPS device, who usually keeps me out of scrapes with her firm British Rail 1950s announcer's voice, I managed to make my way  across to Ipoh in the centre of the country. I'd forsaken Penang to attend a  launch for this book, a significant effort  compiled by an expatriate resident of Ipoh. The occasion befitted the book perfectly - it had a real family feel with people of all ages and backgrounds playing a part. I managed to get Ian Anderson, respledent in his kilt - the Scottish sarong, I suppose - to sign the three copies I bought. I've already sold one and would happily increase my stock, as soon as I sell another.

Dropping Into The Shop 

It so happened that Ipoh folk featured again for me this month. An early morning phone call told me that my first chance of meeting an internet customer was in the offing. He'd decided to hitch a ride from Ipoh with a family member to come over and see what the shop looked like. It was really a joy to meet such a knowledgeable and enthusiastic reader and collector. It so happened that almost all the books he bought were ones I don't normally keep in the shop, but at home. Which reminds me...please remember, I don't keep my entire stock in the shop. The rarer books usually only leave home on special request, but are listed on my websites.

ML696 Two of my first time visitors this month wandered into the shop, fingered a book on the shelves and proclaimed, 'I'm glad you stock my book.' The first was the photographer, Halim Berbar, whose books, Journey Through Penang and Journey Through Malacca are in stock.

I was also glad I was to help him to fulfill a long standing ambition of his. I have some neighbours with a premises that's crying out to be photographed, but the owners are vigourously camera shy. The last time Berbar had attempted to snap them he was chased down the road by a stick wielding shop keeper. This time, equipped with long range lenses and other bits of photographic paraphernalia, he managed, unscathed, to get his pic from the safety of the shop.

The second of such visitors, is not a photographer, but a collector of photographs, Tan Kim Hong. He's the ML145 author of this book, The Chinese in Penang, a regular and steady seller. He was particularly welcome as he brought with him a troupe of visiting Chinese academics from Xiamen in Fujian.They wouldn't stop buying. My shelves looked pretty bedraggled after they left.   

Customers' Wish List

As you may know, I not only supply books from my stock, but also can help find books for you too. I charge 15% of the cost to me of obtaining the book, with a minimum charge of RM15 and a maximum of RM55 per book. Most of the time I'm successful, but some of the time I'm not. So I thought it might not be a bad idea to publicise what some of my customers are looking for. In some cases they're looking for specific titles, in other cases books about a particular subject.

If you have anything in the list below and want to part with it, do contact me and I'll see if the searcher is interested. I would charge the searcher a handling fee based on the rates outlined in the previous paragraph.

Of course this could be a marvellous excuse for you to set off for a browse in your neighbourhood bookshop and earn some money for yourself. Anyway, whichever way suits you best, I'd be grateful for your help.  

The List

Bandits by Ewe Paik Leong  
Federated Museums Journal  Vol 21 (1976)
Gilding the Phoenix by Edmond Chin   
Green is the Colour by Lloyd Fernando (original edition)   
Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Vol 12, No 3 October 1934
The same - Vol 24 Pt 1 May 1951 
The same - Vol 27, Pt 1 May 1954
Malaya This, Our Native Land by Johnny Ong  
 Pending Permata by Shamus Frazer
Record of Meritous Deeds of the Chung Family 
Run, Tiger, Run by Johnny Ong    
The History of the Dutch in Malaysia by Dennis De Witt 

Finally, I have a customer who is writing a novel set in the Portuguese Eurasian community in Penang in the 1970s/80s. She was wondering if anyone had any memoirs, novels or other literature about the community at this time.

If you have any wants/wishes that you would like added to this list, do let me know    

They've Arrived!

After a long day in the shop today, I came home to discover a slip from the postman. I couldn'tJawi Arrivals 
wait till the Post Office was next open on Monday. My wife, a bemused dinner guest and I zapped around to the parcels office at 8.30 pm and look what we found - the first of many deliveries of hundreds of books!  

 Two Cries for Help!

People make kind comments about my website, but the perfectionist in me is still not happy with it. One of my main grumbles is that I can't escape, or don't know how to escape, the base currency of the main website being in US dollars. I have noticed that only one of my Malaysia based customers has ever bought directly from the website. Instead  those who persevere usually either buy from Ebay or email or sms me. That's fine, but I wonder about the ones I miss! So if you know of anyone who's a web whizz who can advise a web dumbo, do put her/him in touch with me.   

Also I've never been happy with my logo ever since I first grudgingly accepted it. To me it gives the impression of being a logo for Penang Airlines rather than for the Penang Bookshelf. My book marks/name cards are just about to run out, so I'm also looking for a designer who could knock up a new one for me. I know roughly what I want, but can't draw for the life of me. So I need someone who will listen. Any suggestions would be greatly apprciated.

While developing this buisness I have tried to keep expenses for any new ventures such as the websites, the newsletter and the shop, within the income the business generates. I tell myself I'm not in this to spend a heap of my savings on wild bits of self glorification. So please don't recommend anyone who's expecting  to covert me into another Amazon. We ain't quite there yet. 

  


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Discovering Chuah Guat Eng, One of Malaysia's Leading English Language Novelists

I expand my knowledge of what’s currently available in the Malaysian book world by buying books at a discount in major bookstores, adding on five or ten ringgit to the full sale price and seeing if it sells. If it does, I then try and hunt down the publisher to set up an account and get a regular trading relationship going. After selling a copy of Echoes of Silence, I had to hunt a little harder, as the author, Chuah Guat Eng, publishes her books herself. Eventually I ended up with a double bonus – finding a new publisher as well as getting in touch with the author as well. In many countries, self publishing is often akin to vanity publishing, i.e people self publish when they can’t find a publisher interested in their work. That’s hardly the case here. Her first novel, Echoes of Silence, originally published in 1994, has gone into a second printing, her collection of short stories is out of print and her second novel, Days of Change, published last year, has been nominated for a literary prize in Ireland.

I suppose that decision to self publish says quite a lot about Chuah Guat Eng, i.e. she’s someone who knows what she wants and is willing to go to some lengths to get it. Nevertheless when we met in Kuala Lumpur last month, she didn’t strike me as combatative or ego driven, but rather self-deprecating and sensitive. She’s also a great puzzler. I found it unusual that her novels, which are generally considered to be literary without being inaccessible, always have a whodunit element to them. There’s murder in Echoes of Silence and a diamond necklace that flits in and out of her novels and will re-appear in her third novel. She explained that she writes to unravel puzzles. She poses questions to herself and then works through to their solutions, if any, in what she writes. Not surprisingly, she’s an avid reader of detective stories as well as a cryptic crossword fanatic.

She’s also a writer who doesn’t fit into pigeon holes very comfortably. I was struck in one piece I read in preparation for our meeting where she said she was always trying to get out and away from labelling. I myself hadn’t heard the term since leaving Sri Lanka, another country where issues of race, imagined or not, colour much of political and social life. When you see her name, you immediately think she’s yet another Chinese Malaysian woman writer – a whole heap of labels. However when you read her novels and short stories, the labels drop away. For example, her latest novel has a male protagonist and he’s a Malay man as well. Even though her short story collection is out of print, you can find some examples on the internet. Just take a look at one or her more recent short stories, The Bride From Ceylon.. And yet as she’s not out to 'make a point.' You barely notice her deft ability as a label dodger.

Luckily for her readers, Chuah Guat Eng's  writing process  throws up more puzzles that she’s itching to unravel. I noticed in a review of Echoes of Silence, she already had the name of her second novel, Days of Change, in mind. Both novels are interconnected, although each can easily be read as stand-alone pieces of literature. I wondered whether there was another novel on the way. Yes, there is. That wretched diamond necklace still needs to find a home.

As you might expect of a writer who likes a bit of skulduggery, she’s crafty too. However, she doesn’t just confine her craftiness to prod her readers along the trail to towards solutions for the whiffs of crime that drift across her novels, but also demonstrates an apparently effortless craft in producing works that can be read on different levels. From speaking to her, she’s obviously a writer whose mind is fizzing with ideas, as a turn in the plot or the reaction of a character to events prompts new lines to follow. However, the reader barely notices this; her craft prevents her plot from veering off course. Instead those snippets of inspiration are stored up for her next novel or short story.

The best way to be allowed into the workings of her mind his to read her blog.. Here you’ll find reviews of her novels, examples of the breadth and depth of her writing and also discover how much she gives back to the budding Malaysian English language writing community as well.

Thursday, 29 September 2011

This Year's Fastest Seller - How it All Came About by Keith Hockton, one of the Authors

As I've mentioned in this month's newsletter, this book has been a surprise best seller of the month and certainly the fastest selling book at The Penang Bookshelf this year. Keith Hockton, one of the authors, has kindly agreed to contribute a small piece explaining how the book came into being.



The first time that I came to Penang was with my parents in 1970. I was seven years old at the time and the only thing I remember vividly was a Chinese family that used to babysit me, and playing pick up sticks on their veranda with their children. We would play for hours. Few people had TV in those days, there were no DVD’s, and the intranet was a thing of the distant future.

More than 20 years later as an adult, living in London, Sydney and Hong Kong I came back with my wife infrequently to Penang for holidays. I was always amazed by the changes that had taken place. Penang would always be Penang, but it had moved leaps and bounds from what I remembered as a child.

In 2008 we came for a longer holiday, and in early 2010 decided that it was time for a change. We moved to Penang from Sydney and happily took out MM2H, Malaysia My Second Home.

George Town is a captivating city and when combined with Penang’s natural beauty history and heritage homes, it is a fascinating place to be. Despite there being a number of very good historical books on the market, the information that I wanted and craved, about it’s mansions, parks and monuments wasn’t available in a concise, easy to access form. More than anything I yearned for peoples stories, stories that actually gave the mansions and places of interest life.

Walking down what was once Northam Road, now Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, I stopped at every grand mansion and asked myself the same questions: who lived there, how did they make their fortune, who lives there now and what happened to the family?

A serendipitous encounter with Howard Tan, a Penang based photographer who over the years had taken some of Penang’s most lasting and memorable shots, led us to collaborate on the book that you are now reading. His gift in capturing the essence of places and my restless searching for people’s stories resulted in us addressing many of my unanswered questions.

We make no claim to cover the full richness of the island but we have managed to document some of its intriguing history. More importantly we have documented stories that give the mansions life. Stories that had we not recorded might well have been lost to future generations of visitors to Penang and Penangites alike.

It’s been an interesting journey and I hope that you have as much fun with the book as I did researching and writing it.  

Keith Hocton, Penang, September 2011.


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Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Bringing It All Back Home - New Purchase of Books - Mainly Malay Titles From 1950s & !960s

Major Purchase of Mainly Malay Titles From 1950s & 1960s
 
As I've mentioned on my blog elsewhere this month, I've been in the process of completing a major purchase of books from a bookseller in the United States. Most of the books form part of the collection of Professor Rufus Hendon, an academic linguist, who spent time in Indonesia and Malaysia in the 1950s and 1960s.

I thought customers would be interested in knowing what I bought. I was intending to list them all but was then sent pictures of the books, so decided to fling them onto the internet instead. They can be viewed if you follow this link.. The order's not yet complete. I'll make additions as soon as I know them. If you're interested in any of these books, do contact me. Some have been reserved already, but most are looking for a new home.

More to come...

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Malay Literature in the Jawi Script - 352 Books on the Way

As I have mentioned in a couple of blogs this week, I have just bought a heap of books in the Jawi script. They're a mixture of magazines, school text books, short stories and moral tracts. They should be with me by the beginning of October.

Just to give you an idea of what the bundle contains I have uploaded pictures of them all which you can see if you follow this link. If you are interested in any or all of them, do contact me. I haven't yet decided whether I will sell them individually, in batches or in one lot.

Obviously, if you do have any further questions or suggestions,  do contact me.

The Penang Bookshelf Special Bulletin - An Offer Until 27th September

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Dear Friend,

Stumbling Onto An Opportunity 

I've gone a bit mad over the last few days making my biggest ever purchase of books. What's probably even madder is that 95% or more of them are in Malay and half of those are written in the Jawi script! Pictures of some of the Jawi books are in the right hand column.  I should receive pictures of the entire collection of Jawi books later this week. When that happens I will give details on The Penang Bookshelf Blog

However this email is not about the sale of the Jawi books. They're part of a collection of the US linguist Professor Rufus Hendon and consist of books mostly from the 1950s and 1960s on Malaysia and Indonesia. I have bought most of the collection in English and Malay. The bookseller and I are still working out the final details, but there will probably be up to 700 books landing on my doorstep. I will publish a list in due course.

I haven't taken all of the bookseller's inventory of books about Malaysia, so I thought you and a few of my other customers may be interested in taking some of the rest on special terms.

The Books
I have listed these in on the blog today.. They're obviously a mixed bunch. They are written in Dutch, English, German and Malay. Some you won't be able to find elsewhere on the internet, others are being offered by other booksellers and a few are fairly common. Maybe you could get a few of the common books cheaper elswhere. If you want my advice on this, do contact me.

The Offer

The books that I am buying are in the process of being packed up and mailed this week. The bookseller will still list the books I am offering you and you can see them on his website.

You will be able to buy the books from me at roughly 10% more than the price he is offering the general public. You may well ask, what's so special? . Well, if you have bought books from overseas before you will know that a large part of the cost of purchase is the mailing cost. In this case I can include any book you want as part of my bulk mail and so absorb the cost of postage within my mark up on the bookseller's listed price.

The Terms

If you want to order any of the books, I will not charge extra postage, if you're postal address is in Malaysia. If you're overseas, I'll have to charge postage. If you live in Singapore, I may be able to absorb the postage cost for surface mail. I will have to let you know. Otherwise I will have to charge normal Malaysian postal rates.

To secure any book you may want from the list, I will need to receive payment by the deadline below. As soon as I receive your payment, I will ask the bookseller to pull the relevant book from his list.

I would prefer payment by bank transfer. I have accounts with CIMB, HSBC and Maybank. If you want to pay by PayPal, I will have to ask you to bear the PayPal charge to me, i.e. an additional 5%, because my margins are so small on this offer.

For those of you who are interested, this offer is only open until midnight (Malaysian time) Tuesday 27th September since I don't want to delay the rest of my order or make the bookseller hang about for too long.

And More...
Professor Hendon also had a considerable amount of books on Indonesia in his collection. If you want to order any books not on the list I have posted on the blog, I could order these for you at the discounted rate. You can browse the full linventory of the bookseller here. If you find a book in which you are interested, do contact me.I will then be able to let you know my price.

And Even More...

The bookseller has about another 40 books about Malaysia that are not yet listed on his website. He is going to offer these to me as well. I do not know their titles yet, but expect to be receiving photos of them in the course of this week. If you're not fed up with mailings from The Penang Bookshelf yet, I can let you also see this additional collection. However, I won't mail you unless you tell me you'd like to know about these books.

Delivery

Books ordered should reach me within a calendar month of your order. I will despatch any book pre-ordered by you within three business days of me receiving the book.

With my best wishes,

William Knox
The Penang Bookshelf  

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About The Penang Bookshelf
The Penang Bookshelf specialises in providing book lovers with a broad range of new and second-hand books, both fiction and non-fiction, primarily about Malaysia, but also about other parts of Asia as well.

Websites:  www.penangbookshelf.com

Also at:



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Email: penangbookshelf@gmail.com

Telephone: +60-12-972-6485

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Mailing address: 36, Cheeseman Road, 11600 Penang, Malaysia

Registered Business No: PG0282219-D

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Monday, 19 September 2011

Limited Offer on Dutch, English and German Books About Malaysia - Some on Indonesia Too

      These books  are available at the Malaysian Ringgit (RM) price for a limited time only -
until midnight (Malaysian time) on 27th  September 2011.   

 Please Read The Penang Bookshelf - Special Bulletin 1 
for full details

Please Note: All descriptions of the books are not by The Penang Bookshelf, but by the bookseller currently holding the books. I have not yet seen the books. However, the bookseller is a reputed member of the profession so I would expect the desciptions of condition to be accurate.

  1. Malays in Singapore: Culture, Economy, and Ideology (East Asian Social Science Monographs) (ISBN: 0195889142 / 0-19-588914-2) - Tania Li
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR, WITH A FRIENDLY LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR TO PROF. JAMES C. SCOTT LAID INTO THE BOOK. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKS IN TEXT, LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. RARE
Price: US$ 134.85
(RM450)

  1. Women and Party Politics in Peninsular Malaysia (East Asian Social Science Monographs) (ISBN: 0195826892 / 0-19-582689-2) - Virginia H. Dancz
Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION TALLISH HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. PAGE EDGES AND FREE PAGES HAVE SOME FOXING AND THERE IS A BIT OF DAMPSTAINING ON BOTTOM CORNER OF PAGES. COVER HAS ONLY LIGHT WEAR WITH SUN FADING AT SPINE. A CLEAN AND SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 109.20
(RM370)

  1. LANGUAGE AND COGNITION - AN ANALYSIS OF THE THOUGHT AND CULTURE OF THE MALAYS - MALAY, MALAYSIA - THAM SEONG CHEE
Book Description: CHOPMEN, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. DUST JACKET HAS SOME RUBBING, FRAYING TO EDGES AND SOME SUN FADING AT SPINE. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 105.00
(RM360)

4.  Rice economy and land tenure in West Malaysia: A comparative study of eight villages (I.D.E. occasional papers series) (ISBN: 4258520187 / 4-258-52018-7) - Kenzo Horii
Book Description: Institute of Developing Economies, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK IN DUST JACKET AND PROTECTIVE PLASTIC COVER. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. SOME DAMPSTAINING TO PAGE EDGES WITH A VERY SLIGHT WAVE AT TOP. COVER AND DUST JACKET HAVE LIGHT WEAR WITH STAINING AND MOTTLING TOWARD EDGES. . A SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 96.60
(RM310)

5.       SJA'IR PERANG MENGKASAR (THE RHYMED CHRONICLE OF THE MACASSAR WAR) - INDONESIA - MALAY LANGUAGE (VERHANDELINGIN VAN HET KONINKLIJK INSTITUUT VOOR TAAL-, LAND- EN VOLKENKUNDE -- DEEL 40) - ENTJI' AMIN; C. SKINNER
Book Description: 'S-GRAVENHAGE: MARTINUS NIJHOFF, 1963. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. *SIGNED BY NOTED ANTHROPOLOGIST AND LINGUIST RUFUS HENDON* NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH SOME WRINKLING AND SUN FADING AT SPINE. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK IN ENGLISH AND MALAY. LOC: CASE. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-48817
Price: US$ 92.40
(RM320)

6.       LAND SETTLEMENT POLICIES IN MALAYSIA AND INDONESIA - A PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS - COLIN MacANDREWS
Book Description: ISEAS, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SOME WRITING/ MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. SMALL BEND AT CORNER. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-53391
Price: US$ 79.80
(RM270)

7.   Social Movements in Malaysia: From Moral Communities to NGOs -- SIGNED COPY (ISBN: 0700716467 / 0-7007-1646-7) - Editor-Saliha Hassan; Editor-Meredith Weiss
Book Description: Routledge, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Like New. **WARMLY INSCRIBED BY CO-EDITOR, MEREDITH WEISS, TO PROF. JIM SCOTT OF YALE UNIV** SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. **LIKE NEW** A CLEAN & SOLID COPY. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-41790
Price: US$ 77.62
(RM 270)

8.       MALAYSIA - Eloise Smith Van Niel
Book Description: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, 1994. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SPIRAL-BOUND SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-40780
Price: US$ 54.10
(RM190)

9.       The voyage of Abdullah: A translation from the Malay - Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir
Book Description: Malaya Publishing House, 1949. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. AGE TONING AND LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-65640
Price: US$ 50.40
(RM170)

10.  MALEISCHE VERBA EN NOMINA VERBALIA (MALAY, MALAYSIAN LINGUISTICS) - H.J.E. TENDELOO
Book Description: LEYDEN - E.J. BRILL, 1895. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. FRAYING AND WEAR TO COVER WITH AGE TONINIG TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-65741
Price: US$ 49.56
(RM170)

11. Tradition in tension: Carving in a Jah Hut community - SIGNED COPY - MALAYSIA/ MALAY - Marie-Andree Couillard
Book Description: Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia for School of Comparative Social Sciences, 1980. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SIGNED EDITION- SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR, WRINKLING/ WATER DAMAGE TO COVER
Price: US$ 43.68
(RM150)

12. The Malay Labourer: By the Window of Capitalism --- SIGNED BOOK (ISBN: 9813055995) - Zawawi
Book Description: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1998. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. INSCRIBED WARMLY BY THE AUTHOR. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT, SOME FRAYING TO FIRST COUPLE OF PAGES. SOME WEAR AND SPOTS ON COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 38.64
(RM140)

13. HIKAYAT PANDAWA LIMA - DI-USAHAKAN OLEH (SARJANA I, JURUSAN SASTERA INDONESIA, FAKULTAS SASTERA, UNIVERSITAS, INDONESIA.) - KHALID HUSSAIN
Book Description: DEWAN BAHASA DAN PUSTAKA,KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN, KUALA LUMPUR, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH CRACKED FRONT HINGE AND SLIGHT TEAR TO TAIL OF SPINE. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK
Price: US$ 38.64
(RM140)

14. LAND TENURE, RICE PRODUCTION AND INCOME SHARING AMONG MALAY PEASANTS: A STUDY OF FOUR VILLAGES - AKIMI FUJIMOTO
Book Description: FLANDERS UNIVERSITY SOUTH AUSTRALIA, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE THICK SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. SOME FOXING TO PAGE EDGES LIGHT WEAR/SUNNING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 38.64
(RM140)

15. PEASANTS, INSTITUTIONS, AND DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA: THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF
Book Description: MUDA AGRICULTURAL DEVELPMENT AUTHORITY, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE THICK SOFTCOVER BOOK. MODERATE MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR WITH FRAY/CHIPPING TO COVER
Price: US$ 38.64
(RM140)

16. Atheis. Roman. (INDONESIA, MALAY LANGUAGE) -- FIRST EDITION
Book Description: Djakarta: Balai Pustaka, 1949., 1949. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. **FIRST EDITION** SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT; EXTENSIVE CRACKING A GUTTER, WITH ONE GATHER COMING LOOSE FROM BINDING; FAINT AGE-TONING TO PAPER. SOME WEAR TO COVER, WITH SOME FRAYING TO SPINE TIPS; SPINE FAINTLY SUN-TONED.
Price: US$ 38.42
(RM140)

17.  SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ORGANIZATION IN RURAL MALAY SOCIETY  - JR. L. CONNOR BAILEY
Book Description: CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE FRONT COVER. SCARCE DISSERTATION, LARGE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. COVERS HAVE WEAR, FRAYING & WORM HOLES, MAINLY ON EDGES & A TEAR AT HEAD OF SPINE. A SOLID BUT WORN BOOK.
Price: US$ 36.96
(RM130)

18.  Kerajaan: Malay Political Culture on the Eve of Colonial Rule (Monographs No. 40) (ISBN: 0816507724 / 0-8165-0772-4) - Anthony Crowthers Milner
Book Description: Assn for Asian Studies Inc, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. MODERATE WEAR/SOILING TO COVER AND ENDPAPERS. SLIGHT WARP.
Price: US$ 36.96
(RM130)

19.  In the Wake of the Green Revolution: Environmental and Socio-economic Consequences of Intensive Rice Agriculture: the Problems of Weeds in Muda, Malaysia (ISBN: 0862384397 / 0-86238-439-7)  - Magnus Jirstrom
Book Description: Chartwell-Bratt, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON THE TITLE PAGE. VERY SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKS IN TEXT, LIGHT WEAR TO COVER
Price: US$ 35.28
(RM120)

20. Darulaman: Essays on linguistic, cultural and socio-economic aspects of the Malaysian state of Kedah - Editor-Asmah Haji Omar
Book Description: Universiti Malaya, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. BRIEF NOTATIONS/UNDERLINING IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. FROM THE LIBRARY OF PROF. JAMES SCOTT, SIGNED BY HIM.
Price: US$ 35.28
(RM120)

21.  Stamford Raffles: Bagi bachaan darjah V (The Malay school series - D. R Swaine
Book Description: published for the Education Department, Malaya, 1946. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1948. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK. SIGNED BY PROF. RUFUS HENDON.
Price: US$ 33.60
(RM120)

22. - STUDY OF STRATEGY, IMPACT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED AGRICULTUREAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (2 VOLS.) -SUKOR KASIM
Book Description: UNIVERSITY SAINS MALAYSIA, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 2 VOLUMES. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOKS. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. WEAR/SOILING TO COVERS. DAMAGE TO HEAD OF SPINE (VOL.1).
Price: US$ 33.60
(RM120)

23. Translation and composition exercises for Malay students - Martha Blanche Lewis
Book Description: Macmillan, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. SIGNED ON INSIDE FRONT COVER BY NOTED ANTHROPOLOGIST AND LINGUIST RUFUS HENDON. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 32.76
(RM120)

24. Malay Farmers Respond. (Malaysia) (ISBN: 4948742139 / 4-948742-13-9)
Book Description: TOKYO: WORLD PLANNING, 1994, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER.
Price: US$ 30.58
(RM110)

25. - Autobiography & biography in Malay historical studies (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Occasional paper) -- SIGNED COPY - William R Roff
Book Description: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. INSCRIBED ON FRONT COVER. SCARCE SLIM SOFTCOVER BOOK. MINOR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH SOILING.
Price: US$ 30.24
(RM110)

26. A guide to official & business Malay correspondence - S. S Purbah
Book Description: Marican, 1966. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING/FOXING TO COVER. A SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 29.40
(RM110)

27. Report on a mission to Malaya -- MALAY PENINSULA (October, 1945-January, 1946) – MALAYSIA -  Harold Alfred MacMichael
Book Description: Printed at the Malayan Union Govt. Press, by H. Holland, 1946. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. OWNER BOOKPLATE & NAME. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 29.40
(RM110) 

28.  SYARAHAN FELDA: satu pengenalan rengkas terhadap masyarakat desa dari segi struktur, organisasi dan masaalah -SHARIFAH ZALEHA HASSAN; MOHD. DAHLAN HJ. AMAN
Book Description: UNIVERSITI KEBANGSAAN, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER MALAYSIAN LANGUAGE BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 28.56
(RM100)

29. Paddy poverty and public policy: A preliminary report on poverty in the Muda Irrigation Scheme area, 1972 and 1982 (Rural poverty study series) - David S Gibbons
Book Description: Pusat Penyelidikan Dasar, Center for Policy Research, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1984. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 28.56
(RM100)

30. Sang Kanchil di-sekolah Inggeris: Bagi bachaan darjah II (The Malay school series) - B Lumsden Milne
Book Description: published for the Education Department, Malaya, 1946. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1949. SCARCE SLIM SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK IN MALAY. SIGNED BY PROF. RUFUS HENDON.
Price: US$ 28.56
(RM100)

31. Two Malay worlds: interaction in urban and rural settings (University of California. Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies. Research monograph, no. 4) - Ronald Provencher
Book Description: Center for South and Southeast Asia Studies, University of California, 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. SOME FRAY TO CORNERS. MODERATE WEAR AND RUBBING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 28.56
(RM100)

32. VALUE ORIENTATION OF FISHERMEN IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA TOWARD CHANGE (REPORT OF PHASE II OF THE STUDY) - DR. LING CHU POH
Book Description: FNS, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK WITH FORMER OWNER'S SIGNATURE, PROF. JAMES SCOTT, ON FFEP.
Price: US$ 27.72
(RM100)

33. NO HARVEST BUT A THORN (Ranjau Sepanjang Jalan) - Shahnon Ahmad
Book Description: Oxford Univ. Press, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK W FRENCH FLAPS. SOME SCHOLARLY NOTATIONS IN TEXT. WEAR/FRAY TO COVER. LIBRARY STICKER ON COVER. FROM THE COLLECTION OF PROF. JAMES SCOTT- SIGNED BY HIM.
Price: US$ 27.72
(RM100)

34. RURAL LOCAL GOVERNANCE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA - RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - STEPHEN CHEE
Book Description: NEW YORK: RURAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. RARE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SOME UNDERLINING AND MARKINGS IN MARGINS . WEAR, FRAYING & SCUFFING TO COVERS. A WORN BUT SOLID COPY
Price: US$ 27.72
(RM100)

35. The politics of accommodation: An analysis of the 1978 Malaysian general election (Research notes and discussions papers - Institute of Southeast Asian Studies ; no. 10) - Ismail Kassim
Book Description: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SOME MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/RUBBING TO COVER WITH SOILING
Price: US$ 27.72
(RM100)

36. Impact of the new economic policy on the Malaysian economy: With special reference to ownership and control (JRP series) - Paul Chan
Book Description: Institute of Developing Economies, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR WITH SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 27.72
(RM100)

37. Conflict and Conflict Management in Southeast Asia
Book Description: PULAU PINANG, PENERBIT UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, 2001, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN AND SOLID BOOK
Price: US$ 26.88
(RM100)

38. The Travel Journals of Si Tenggang II -Muhammad Haji Salleh
Book Description: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Ministry of Education, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK WITH FRENCH FLAPS. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 26.04
(RM100)

39. Western Malay States, 1850-73: Effects of Commercial Development on Malay Politics (East Asian Monograph) -- MALAYSIA (ISBN: 0196382521 / 0-19-638252-1)  - Kay Kim Khoo
Book Description: Oxford University Press, 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK IN POOR CONDITION. NOTATIONS IN TEXT. WEAR/SOILING TO COVER
Price: US$ 26.04
(RM100)

40. MALEISCH LEESBOEK / BEBERAPA TJERITERA MELAJOE  - H. N. VAN DER TUUK
Book Description: MARTINUS NIJHOFF, 1932. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1932. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SIGNED ON INSIDE FRONT COVER BY NOTED ANTHROPOLOGIST AND LINGUIST RUFUS HENDON. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING TO COVER. A SOLID BOOK IN MALAY.
Price: US$ 25.20
(RM90) 

41. ABSTRAK - PENUKARAN BIOJISIM KEPADA BAHAN TENAGA - ABSTRACTS ON BIOCONVERSION FOR FUEL PRODUCTION - KAMSIAH MOHD ALI
Book Description: PERPUSTAKAAN - UIVERSITI PERTANIAN MALAYSIA, 1981. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION LARGE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. CREASING TO BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER AND LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH TEARS TO SPINE AND FRONT COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 25.20
(RM90) 

42. STUDY OF STATEGY, IMPACT AND FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS (VOLUME II - APPENDICES)  - SUKOR KASIM
Book Description: PUSAT PENYELIDIKAN DASAR UNIVERSITI SAINS MALAYSIA, 1983. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/RUBBING TO COVER
Price: US$ 25.20
(RM90) 

43.                          MALAYA (AVERAGE PRICES, DECLARED TRADE VALUES, EXCHANGE AND CURRENCY, VOLUME AND AVERAGE VALUES OF IMPORTS AND EXPORTS, MARKET PRICES, AND COST OF LIVING FOR THE YEAR 1949) - DEPT. OF STATISTICS
Book Description: 1950. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SLIM SOFTCOVER BOOK. SIGNED ON INSIDE FRONT COVER BY NOTED LINGUIST AND ANTHROPOLOGIST RUFUS HENDON. NO OTHER WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER
Price: US$ 24.36
(RM90) 

44. - BLOEMLEZING UIT MALEISCHE GESCHRIFTEN - G.K. NIEMANN
Book Description: 1949. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. GERMAN AND ARABIC(Jawi)- SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK IN DUTCH AND MALAY. SIGNED BY PROF. RUFUS HENDON.
Price: US$ 24.36
(RM90) 

45. Local Politics in Rural Malaysia: Patterns of Change in Sungai Raya -- SIGNED BOOK (ISBN: 0813383536 / 0-8133-8353-6) - Marvin L. Rogers
Book Description: Westview Press, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK IN POOR CONDITION. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. WEAR/SOILING TO COVERS.
Price: US$ 24.36
(RM90) 

46. Bloemlezing uit Maleische geschriften (Dutch Edition) - G. K. Niemann
Book Description: University of Michigan Library, 1906. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. ORIGINAL 1906 EDITION, NOT PRINT-ON-DEMAND - SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SIGNED ON INSIDE FRONT COVER BY NOTED ANTHROPOLOGIST AND LINGUIST RUFUS HENDON. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK IN MALAY WITH AN INTRODUCTION IN DUTCH.
Price: US$ 24.36
(RM90) 

47. Use of Multipurpose Tree Species by Malaysian Farmers; Report Number 8 - Bahari Bin Yatim
Book Description: Forestry/ Fuelwood Research and Development Project, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE LARGE & SLENDER SOFTCOVER REPORT IN PLACTIC COMB BINDING, WITHDRAWN FROM A LIBRARY, WITH USUAL INSTITUTIONAL MARKINGS; NO OTHER MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 23.52
(RM90) 

48. Sintaksis Indonesia (PENGANTAR, MALAY LANGUAGE)
Book Description: P.N. Pradnja Paramita/J.B. Wolters, 1960. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT; SOME AGE-TONING TO PAPER. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER, WITH FAINT AGE-TONING TO EDGES & SPINE
Price: US$ 22.74
(RM80)

49.  VIEWPOINTS. -- MALAYSIA/ MAYLAY - Tunku Abdul. Rahman
Book Description: Heinemann Educational (Kuala Lumpur), 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 22.68
(RM80)

50. LAPURAN TAMPANGMUKA KAMPUNG - UNKNOWN
Book Description: JABATAN PERDANA MENTERI, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER MALAYSIAN BOOK IN POOR CONDITION. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 22.68
(RM80)

51. The Malayan Union (Yale University. Southeast Asia Studies. Monograph series, no. 10) --MALAYSIA- J. de V Allen
Book Description: Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University; [distributed by Cellar Book Shop, Detroit, 1967. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. BROWNING TO TITLE PAGE. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH UNEVEN SUNFADING. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY
Price: US$ 22.50
(RM80)

52. A Malay peasant community in Upper Perak: Integration and transformations (Monograph series / Department of Anthropology and Sociology, National University of Malaysia) - Wan Hashim
Book Description: Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1978. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH WATER DAMAGE & SOILING. FOLD-OUT MAPS.
Price: US$ 21.84
(RM80)

53. Padi Farming in West Malaysia. ( = Bulletin, 127) - S. Selvadurai
Book Description: Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries Malysia., 1972. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. SOME WEAR & FRAYINV TO COVERS. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 21.84
(RM80)

54. THE MYSTERY OF THE FIRST MALAY NOVEL (AND WHO WAS ROKAMBUL?) (BIJDRAGEN - TOT DE TAAL, LAND EN VOLKENKUNDE) - MASIGNED EDITION - WILLIAM ROFF
Book Description: 1974. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. SCARCE SLIM SOFTCOVER BOOKLET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 21.84
(RM80)

55. MALAYAN UNION AND SINGAPORE: SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS (MALAYSIA) - MALAYAN UNION
Book Description: KUALA LUMPUR: MALAYAN UNION GOVERNMENT PRESS, 1946. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SLENDER SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. BOOKPLATE AND SIGNATURE OF "MAX SEITELMAN". LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH SOME DISCOLORATION FROM EXPOSURE TO PREVIOUS MOISTURE. A SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 21.00
(RM80)

56. Translation and composition exercises for Malay students - Martha Blanche Lewis
Book Description: Macmillan, 1952. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. COVER HAS LIGHT STRUCTURAL WEAR WITH EXTENSIVE MOTTLING. SIGNED BY PROF. RUFUS HENDON. A SOLID BOOK IN ENGLISH AND MALAY.
Price: US$ 21.00
(RM80)

57. SOME FACTORS WHICH MAY EXPLAIN THE FAILURE OF SOME GOVERNMENT AID SCHEMES FOR FISHERMEN (KAJIAN EKONOMI MALASIA VOL.XIII 1&2) - G.R. ELLISTON
Book Description: KAJIAN EKONOMI MALASIA, 1976. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. SOME WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. NAME ON COVER.
Price: US$ 21.00
(RM80)

58. Malay Peasants Coping with the World: Breaking the Community Circle (Social issues in Southeast Asia / Institute of Southeast Asian Studies) INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR (ISBN: 9813016310) - Rodolphe de Koninck
Book Description: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1992. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK IN POOR CONDITION. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 21.00
(RM80)

59. The Separation of Singapore From Malaysia - Nancy Mchenry Fletcher
Book Description: Cornell University., 1971. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SUNNING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 20.16
(RM70)

60. - ETHNIC AND SOCIAL STRATIFICATION IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA - Charles Hirschman
Book Description: Unknown, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. HEAVY WEAR/SOILING TO COVER.
Price: US$ 20.16
(RM70)

61. The nescent [i.e. nascent] Malaysian society: Developments, trends and problems (Siri monograf jabatan) (Siri monograf jabatan) - H. M. Dahlan
Book Description: Jabatan Antropolgi dan Sosiologi, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 1976. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKS IN TEXT, SOME WEAR TO COVER. SCARCE. LOC:DAH. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-11418

Price: US$ 18.82
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62. India and Malaya: A study (India and her neighbours series) - Nedyam Raghavan
Book Description: Orient Longmans, 1954. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK in wraps. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. INCLUDES FOLD-OUT MAP
Price: US$ 19.80
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63. Malaysia's National Language Policy and the Legal System (Southeast Asia Studies Monograph Series) (ISBN: 0938692305 / 0-938692-30-5) - Richard Mead
Book Description: Yale Univ Southeast Asia Studies, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK IN POOR CONDITION. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. WEAR TO COVER WITH MOTTLING/SOILING TO BOTTOM OF BOOK
Price: US$ 20.16
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64. Malay, English, Dutch pocket vocabulary of 20,000 words, - N Helsloot
Book Description: F.W. Cheshire pty. Ltd, 1946. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/TONING TO COVER. TONING IN PAGES. SIGNED BY PROF. RUFUS HENDON
Price: US$ 20.16
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65. MALAY COLLEGE 1905-1965 (PAST AND PRESENT) - UNKNOWN
Book Description: MALAY COLLEGE, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. MINOR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/RUBBING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 20.16
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66. Contemporary Islamic Legal Organization in Malaya - Abdul Majeed Mohamed Mackeen
Book Description: See notes, 1969. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR/SUNNING TO COVER. SOLID BOOK
Price: US$ 14.28
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67.  The Phonology and Morphology of Ulu Muar Malay - Malaysia (YALE UNIVERSITY PUBLICATIONS IN ANTHROPOLOGY, NUMBER 70) – Rufus S. Hendon
Book Description: NEW HAVEN: YALE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1966, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. LIKE NEW. LOC:CASE. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-23171
Price: US$ 14.90
(RM60)

68. PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS DICTIONARIES AND DICTIONARY MAKING: MALAY AND INDONESIAN (THE JOURNAL OF ASIAN STUDIES - VOLUME XXXVIII, NUMBER I - NOVEMBER 1978) - JOHN M. ECHOLS
Book Description: ASSOCIATION FOR ASIAN STUDIES, 1978. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. ***OFFPRINT***NICE CONDITION SLENDER SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT.
Price: US$ 15.12
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69. The Malays,: A cultural history -Richard Olof Winstedt
Book Description: Kelly & Walsh, 1947. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. MODERATE SOILING, WEAR & FRAY TO COVER
Price: US$ 15.96
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70. DICTIONARY OF COLLOQUIAL MALAY [ MALAY-ENGLISH AND ENGLISH-RICHARD WINSTEDT
Book Description: LONDON: KEGAN PAUL, TRENCH, TRUBNER, 1943, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE 1943 HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY. LOC:WINST. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-35624
Price: US$ 16.46
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71. A simple Malay reader, - Richard Olof Winstedt
Book Description: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NOTATIONS ON ONE PAGE, OTHERWISE NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY. LOC:WINST.
Price: US$ 27.44
(RM100)

72. - A simple Malay reader, Richard Olof Winstedt
Book Description: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, 1944. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SLENDER CLOTHBOUND BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT; SOME CREASING TO SOME CORNERS; OWNER'S INSCRIPTION ON FRONT PASTEDOWN. SOME WEAR & CREASING TO COVER, WITH FAINT UNEVEN SUN-FADING. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 17.25
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73. Politics in business: UMNO's corporate investments -- MALAYSIA/ MALAY (ISBN: 9838760005) -Edmund Terence Gomez
Book Description: FORUM, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 17.64
(RM70)

74. - Beyond 1990: Considerations for a new national development strategy (Seminar proceedings / Institute of Advanced Studies) - Jomo K. S
Book Description: Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Malaya, 1989. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 17.64
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75. POLLUTION : KUALA JURU'S BATTLE FOR SURVIVAL
Book Description: Consumers' Assn. of Penang, Pulau Pinang, 1976. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SLIM SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER AND WATER DAMAGE TO REAR AND LOWER PAGE EDGE.
Price: US$ 17.64
(RM70)

76. Postmortem on Malaya - Virginia McLean Thompson
Book Description: The Macmillan Company, 1943. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. OWNERS NAME ON FFP. SOME WEAR AND FOXING TO COVERS. FRONTIS MAP.
Price: US$ 18.00
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77. A GUIDE TO MALAY CONVERSATION (RAFFLES PLACE, SINGAPORE) - A.E. COOPE
Book Description: KELLY & WALSH, LTD., 1949. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER WITH TEAR TO TAIL OF SPINE. A CLEAN & SOLID BOOK.
Price: US$ 18.48
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78. Political Forces in Malaysia (Reprint Series, No. 21) - TilmanRobertO
Book Description: YALE UNIV SE ASIA STUDIES, 1967. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Used: Like New. NICE CONDITION VERY SLENDER SOFTCOVER BOOKLET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ALMOST NO WEAR TO COVER. **LIKE NEW
Price: US$ 7.84
(RM30)

79. From Class to Culture: Social Conscience in Malay Novels Since Independence (Southeast Asia Studies Monograph Series) (ISBN: 0938692291 / 0-938692-29-1) - David J. Banks
Book Description: Yale University Press, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 8.23
(RM30)

80. Bureaucratic transition in Malaya (Duke University. Commonwealth-Studies Center. Publication) - Robert O Tilman
Book Description: Published for the Duke University Commonwealth-studies Center [by] Duke University Press, 1964. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. SOME PENCILLED NOTATIONS IN TEXT. MODERATE EDGEWEAR TO COVER
Price: US$ 9.80
(RM40)

81. Agrarian unrest in Southeast Asia [JAVA, SUMATRA, MALAYA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND - Erich H Jacoby
Book Description: Asia Pub. House, 1961. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE 1961 HARDCOVER BOOK. WITH SCHOLARLY NOTATIONS & UNDERLINING IN THE TEXT. SOME WEAR TO COVER. LOC: JACO.
Price: US$ 10.19
(RM40)

82.  An Introduction to Malay Grammar
Book Description: Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK WITH DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT; PUBLISHER'S STAMP ON FFEP. LIGHT WEAR TO TIPS OF COVER. LIGHT WEAR AND FRAYING TO DUST JACKET. LOC: INTRODUCTION.
Price: US$ 10.19
(RM40)

83. Political ideology in Malaysia;: Reality and the beliefs of an elite, (Yale Southeast Asia studies) -- SIGNED COPY - James C Scott
Quantity Available: 2
Book Description: Yale University Press, 1968. Book Condition: Collectible: Acceptable. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR INSIDE THE FRONT COVER. VERY SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKS IN TEXT, BUT FRAYING TO THE EDGES OF LAST COUPLE OF PAGES & REAR ENDPAPER; LIGHT WEAR/SOILING TO COVER. LOC: SCOTT.
Price: US$ 12.54
(RM50)

84. A Question of Class: Capital, the State, and Uneven Development in Malaya (ISBN: 0853457506 / 0-85345-750-6) - Jomo Kwame Sundaram
Book Description: Monthly Review Press, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR TO COVER.SOILING TO PAGE EDGE AND REAR COVER.
Price: US$ 12.60
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85. Three Malay Villages: A Sociology of Paddy Growers in West Malaysia (ISBN: 0824806662 / 0-8248-0666-2) - Masuo Kuchiba; Yoshihiro Tsubouchi; Editor-Narifumi Maeda
Book Description: Univ of Hawaii Pr, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Acceptable. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT WEAR AND SOILING/ DAMAGE TO BOTTOM CORNER TO COVER.
Price: US$ 12.60
(RM50)

86. The Malayan parliamentary election of 1964, - K. J Ratnam
Book Description: University of Malaya Press; [sole distributors, Oxford University Press, London], 1967. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. SCARCE HARDCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. LIGHT SOILING TO PAGE EDGES. SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER
Price: US$ 13.33
(RM50)

87. Political Ideology in Malaysia Reality and the Beliefs of an Elite – SIGNED – James Scott
Book Description: Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good. **SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR** ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. NICE CONDITION HARDCOVER BOOK WITH DUST JACKET. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN THE TEXT. ONLY LIGHT WEAR TO COVER & DUST JACKET. SCARCE
Price: US$ 14.11
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88. The Phonology and Morphology of Ulu Muar Malay - Rufus S. Hendon
Book Description: Yale University Press, 1966. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. SCARCE SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT, NO TORN OR MISSING PAGES. ALMOST NO WEAR. A SOLID AND ATTRACTIVE COPY OF A HARD TO FIND BOOK. LOC:CASE
Price: US$ 14.11
(RM50)

89. Politics of Multiculturalism: Pluralism and Citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia (ISBN: 0824824873 / 0-8248-2487-3) - Robert W. Hefner
Book Description: University of Hawaii Press, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Like New. NICE CONDITION SOFTCOVER BOOK. NO WRITING OR MARKINGS IN TEXT. OWNER NAME INSIDE COVER. ONLY SLIGHT WEAR TO COVER. A CLEAN & SOLID COPY.
Price: US$ 14.28
(RM50)