Monday, 17 November 2014

Oh! Just Look at What the Ship Brought In - Yet More Books!

Oh! Just Look at What the Ship Brought In!

A Host of New Arrivals

A large amount of books have just arrived by sea and been added to The Penang Bookshelf's inventory. A few others have also arrived by speedier means in the last couple of weeks.

Listed below are books which have arrived at The Penang Bookshelf recently.  (All prices are post free within Malaysia. If you live outside Malaysia, check Penang Bookshelf website where overseas postage is calculated on each item.)

Prices are shown in Malaysian Ringgit in blue.  If you're looking for prices in other major currencies, you should be able to find them in The Penang Bookshelf Full Catalogue which is updated regularly. Books sold will be so marked. So if you want to order any of them or want further details of any of the books before you make up your mind, do contact me at penangbookshelf@gmail.com.

By the time you read this, some of the titles may already be on the Penang Bookshelf website and eBay store. Do check. Prices are in Malaysian Ringgit in the eBay store and in US Dollars on the main website. Each site has a new arrivals page. Where the title is in bold in this blog and there is no description of the book or price, this is because it is linked to a fuller description of the book on www.penangbookshelf.com and in The Penang Bookshelf's eBay store. So have a look there. Generally the links for books that are in print will take you to www.penangbookshelf.com while the links for other books will take you to The Penang Bookshelf's eBay store. However all titles should be on both sites.

The books are all used unless indicated otherwise. Abbreviations used are = Acceptable, CD = CD Included, DJ = Dust Jacket, EL = Ex-library, F = Fine/AsNew, G = Good,  HB = Hardback, LB = Leatherbound, N = New, NF = Near Fine, PB = Paperback, SG = Author Signed Copy, SC = Slip Case and VG = Very Good




  • 100 Useful Herbs of Malaysia and Singapore - Joseph Samy & Others 
  • A Collector's Guide to Chinese Dress Accessories - Valery M Garrett (Marshall Cavendish, 2009) PB N  RM90
  • A Guide to Chess Endings - Max Euwe & David Hooper (Routledge, 1959) HB G EL RM30
  • A History of Pahang - W. Linehan (Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1973)  HB VG RM200
  • A History of Perak - RO Winstedt & RJ Wilkinson (Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1974) HB VG RM350
  • A History of Sarawak under its Two White Rajahs, 1839-1908 - S Baring-Gould & CA Bamfylde (Henry Sotheran, 1909) HB G EL RM200  SOLD
  • A Jungle Handbook - John Tucker (Asia Pacific Press, 1970)  PB VG  RM150
  • A People's History of Malaya - Asoka Guikon (Bersatu Press, 1980) PB VG  RM200
  • A Practical Malay Grammar - WG Shellabear (American Mission Press, 1904 later copy) HB G RM180
  • A Short Sketch of the Lives of Francis and William Light - A. Francis Steuart
  • A Time of Fireflies and Wild Guavas - Maurice Baker (Times, 1995) PB VG  RM80

  • Action in Burma, 1942-1945 - JB Charles Chaplin
  • An Eastern Port and Other Stories - Julian Davison (Topographica, 2004) PB VG RM60
  • An Idiom A Day: Illustrated Stories of Chinese Sayings (4 Vols) - Wu Yuan (Marshall Cavendish) PB N SC RM120
  • An Illustrated Guide to The Federated Malay States 1923 - Cuthbert Woodville Harrison (Oxford University Press, 1985) PB VG  RM150
  • An Introduction to Mammals of Singapore and Malaya - John Harrison
  • As A Matter of Interest - Tunku Abdul Rahman (Heinemann, 1982) PB VG SG RM440  SOLD
  • Asia Rising: Why America Will Propser as Asia's Economies Boom - Jim Rohwer (Simon & Schuster, 1995) HB VG DJ RM50
  • Austroasiatic Languages: Essays in Honour of HL Shorto - JHCS Davidson (ed) 
  • Borneo People - Malcolm MacDonald
  • British Colonial Rule in Sarawak, 1946-1963 - Vernon L Porritt (Oxford University Press, 1997) HB VG DJ RM300








  • Common Malayan Wildflowers - MR Henderson
  • Ceritalah - Malaysia in Transition -  Karim Raslan
  • Communitarian Ideology and Democracy in Singapore - Ben-Huat Chua 
  • Constitutional Conflicts in Contemporary Malaysia - HP Lee (Oxford University Press, 1995)  HB VG DJ RM230
  • Culture Shock! Singapore - JoAnn Craig 
  • Di Sekitar Pemikaran Kesusastraan Malaysia, 1957-1972 - Anwar Ridhwan (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1976) PB VG RM300
  • Elephants, Tigers & Tappers: Recollections of a British Rubber Planter in Malaya - Michael Thorp (Marshall Cavendish, 2009) PB N RM50



  • Fascinating Insects of Southeast Asia - L.E.O Braack (Marshall Cavendish, 2010)  PB N RM60
  • Far Eastern Agent or The Diary of an Eastern Nobody - Donald Moore
  • Finding the Worth While in the Orient - LC Kirtland (Robert M McBride, 1926) HB G RM160
  • Flora of Malaya - Vol II - Ferns - RE Holttum (Government Printer, Singapore, 1968) HB VG DJ RM170
  • Flora of Malaya Vol III - Grasses - HB Gilliland (Government Printer, Singapore, 1971) HB VG DJ RM250 
  • Fun With Chinese Characters (3 Vols) - Tan Huay Peng (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) PB N SC RM80
  • Gardening in the Lowlands of Malaya - RE Holttum (Straits Times Press, 1953) HB G RM50
  • Glimpses of Selangor - JM Gullick (Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society) PB NF RM100
  • Guide to Malaysia - Hans Hoefer & Others




  • Guide to Kuala Lumpur Notable Buildings (Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia, 1976)  PB VG RM80
  • Hail Penang - George Bilainkin 
  • Handbook of British Malaya - RL German (Government Press, 1930) HB G  RM100
  • Hantu Hantu: Ghost Belief in Modern Malaya - JM McHugh (Eastern Universities Press, 1959) PB NF RM400
  • Holding the Fort: Melaka Under Two Flags, 1795-1845 - Brian Harrison
  • Home is The Sailor: The Sea Life of William Brown, Master Mariner and Penang Pilot - William Brown 
  • I Lived By The Spear: Part 2 With Gun in Hand - Malcolm E Matthieu (The Author) HB VG  RM100
  • I Married a Barbarian - Dennis Bloodworth & Liang Ching Ping (Marshall Cavendish, 2010) PB N RM50
  • Iban Dream - Golda Mowe (Monsoon, 2013)  PB N RM50
  • Imperial Belvederes: The Hill Stations of Malaya - Robert Aiken 
  • In a Malayan Kitchen - Susie Hing (The Author, c1960) HB VG  RM170







  • Malaya - Norton Ginsburg & Chester Roberts
  • Malaya - Gerald Hawkins (Government Printer, 1956) HB G DJ RM50
  • Malaya 500 Early Postcards - Cheah Jin Seng
  • Malaya: A Political and Economic Appraisal - LA Mills (University of Minnesota, 1958) HB VG RM150 SOLD
  • Malaya: A Retrospect of the Country Through Postcards - David Ng (Star Publications, 1983)  HB VG DJ RM300
  • Malaya and Its History  -  RO Winstedt
  • Malaya: Communist or Free - Victor Purcell
  • Malaya, Indonesia, Borneo & the Philippines - Charles Robequain
  • Malaya: Outline of A Colony - Victor Purcell
  • Malaya: The Communist Insurgent War 1948-1960 - Edgar O' Ballance - HB VG DJ RM220
  • Malayan Postscipt - Ian Morrison (Faber, 1942) HB G RM50
  • Malayan Wild Flowers (2 vols) Dicotyledons & Monocotyledons - MR Henderson (Malayan Nature Society, 1974) HB NF DJ RM350
  • Malaysia 2001: A Preliminary Inquiry - Bruce Ross Larson (ed) (Syed Kechik Foundation, 1978)  PB VG RM100
  • Malaysia in History -Early Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian Historical Society, 1972 PB VG RM90  SOLD



  • Malaysia in History Journal Volume 23 1980 - Malaysian Historical Society 
  • Malaysia's Demographic Transition: Rapid Development, Culture and Politics - Richard Leete (Oxford University Press, 1996) HB NF DJ RM220
  • Manglish - Lee Su Kim 
  • Memoirs: A Forgotten Chapter of Indian History - Seth Naomul Hotchand (Oxford University Press, 1982) HB G EL RM200
  • Memories of Raffles: 22 Years with a Grand Old Hotel - Roberto Pregarz
  • Modernity and Consumption: Theory, Politics and the Public in Singapore and Malaysia - Antonio L Rappa (World Scientific, 2002) PB NF SG RM200
  • Myanmar Architecture: Cities of Gold -  Ma Thanegi & Barry Broman
  • Natives of Sarawak: Survival in Borneo's Vanishing Forests - Evelyn Hong
  • Noone of the Ulu - Dennis Holman HB VG DJ SG RM150
  • Notes on the Structure of the Classical Malay Hikayat - A Bausani (Department of Indonesian and Malay Languages, Monash University, 1978) PB VG RM180



  • Old Kuala Lumpur - JM Gullick
  • Old Malacca - Sarnia Hayes Hoyt (Oxford University Press, 1993) PB NF RM130
  • Old Penang - Sarnia Hayes Hoyt
  • Old Penang Sarnia Hayes Hoyt (hardback)
  • One More Story to Tell: Memories of Singapore, 1930s-1980s - Chan Kwee Sung (Landmark, 2005) PB VG RM60
  • Operation Matador: World War II: Britain's Attempt to Foil The Invasion of Malaya and Singapore -  Ong Chit Chung
  • Opium Fiend - Steven Martin (Villard, 2012) HB N DJ RM50
  • Orang Asli: The Aboriginal Tribes of Peninsular Malaysia - Iskander Carey (Oxford University Press, 1976) PB VG RM150
  • Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula - William Walter Skeat & Charles Otto Blagden
  • Pagan Races of the Malay Peninsula - William Walter Skeat & Charles Otto Blagden (first edition)
  • Past Times: A Social History of Singapore - Chan Kwok Bun & Tong Chee Kion (eds) PB F RM400




  • Penang Information Guide - 18th May 1939 - MJ Thorpe
  • Peng's Complete Treasury of Chinese Radicals - Tan Huay Peng (Marshall Cavendish, 2010) PB N RM50
  • People of Early Singapore - HF Pearson (University of London Press, 1955) PB VG RM150
  • Peranakan Images - (Marshall Cavendish, 2014) HB N RM40
  • Peranakan Impressions - (Marshall Cavendish, 2014) HB N RM40
  • Petals of Hibiscus: A Representative Anthology of Malaysian Literature in English - Mohammad A Quayum (Longmans, 2003)  PB VG RM200
  • Plant Life in Malaya - RE Holttum
  • Political and Commercial Considerations Relative to The Malayan Peninsula and the British Settlements in the Straits of Malacca - John Anderson
  • Post-Mortem on Malaya - Virginia Thompson



  • Prints of South-east Asia in the India Office Library: East India Company in Malaysia and Indonesia - John  Bastin & Pauline Rohatgi
  • Quotas versus Affirmative Action: A Malaysian Perspective - Boo Cheng Hau (Oriengroup, 1998) PB NF RM100
  • Rajahs and Rebels: The Ibans of Sarawak under Brooke Rule, 1841-1941 - Robert Pringle
  • Rape of the Dream People - Richard Noone (Hutchinson, 1972) HB VG DJ RM100
  • Rasa Singapura: Taste of Singapore - Josephine Chia (Golden Leaf, 1998) PB VG RM60
  • Recollections: Chinese Jetsam on a Tropic Shore/ When Singapore was Syonan-to - NI Low (Eastern Universities Press, 1983) PB VG RM70
  • Repression and Revolt: The Origins of the 1948 Communist Insurrection in Malaya and Singapore - MR Stenson (Ohio University, 1969) PB VG RM260
  • Return to Malaya - RH Bruce Lockhart (Putnam, 1942) HB VG DJ RM50




  • Ruslan of Malaysia: The Man Behind the Domino That Didn't Fall - Roy Davis Linville Jumper 
  • Sarawak, 1941-1957/ Sarawak in the Early Sixties - Edwin Lee & Liang Kim Bang (University of Singapore, 1964)  PB VG RM110
  • Sarawak Awakens: Taib Mahmud's Politics of Development - Kris Jitab & James Ritchie (Pelanduk, 1991) PB VG RM100
  • Secrets of the Battlebox - Romen Bose (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) PB N RM50
  • See Historical Malacca in One Day - Marcus Scott-Ross (Chopmen Enterprises, 1973) PB VG RM50
  • Sickness and the State: Health and Illness in Colonial Malaya, 1870-1940 - Leonore Manderson (Cambridge University Press, 1996) HB VG RM160
  • Singa: The Lion of Malaya - Gurchan Singh (Quality Press, 1949) HB G DJ RM250



  • Singapore At War: Secrets from the Fall, Liberation & Aftermath of WWII - Romen Bose (Marshall Cavendish, 2012) PB N RM80
  • Singapore ArtistsChia Wai Hon (ed) 
  • Singapore Green: A History and Guide to the Botanic Gardens - Bonnie Tinsley (Times, 1983) PB F RM50
  • Singapore Mutiny -  RWE Harper & Harry Miller (Oxford University Press, 1984) PB G RM200
  • Sir Frank Swettenham's Malayan Journals, 1874-1876 - PL Burns & CD Cowan (eds) (Oxford University Press, 1975) HB VG RM300
  • Six Years in the Malay Jungle - Carveth Wells (Heinemann, 1925) HB G RM50
  • Snake Wine: A Singapore Episode - Patrick Anderson (Oxford University Press, 1980) PB VG RM50



  • Sodomy II: The Trial of Anwar Ibrahim - Mark Trowell (Marshall Cavendish, 2012)  PB N RM50
  • Sons of the Yellow Emperor - Lyn Pan (Secker & Warburg, 1990)  HB G DJ RM40
  • Soul of Malaya -  Henri Fauconnier (Oxfrod University Press)  PB VG RM60
  • Straits Chinese Society - John Clammer
  • Studies in Religion, Folk-Lore & Custom in British North Borneo and the Malay Peninsula - Ivor HN Evans (Cambridge University Press, 1923) HB VG DJ RM300
  • Superior Servants: The Legendary Cantonese Amahs of the Far East - Kenneth Gaw (Oxford University Press, 1988) HB VG DJ RM300
  • Tales from the South China Seas - Charles Allen (ed)
  • Taman Budiman: Memoirs of an Unorthodox Civil Servant - Mubin Sheppard 
  • Taman Indera: Malay Decorative Arts and Pastimes - Mubin Sheppard
  • Taming the Jungle: The Men Who Made Malaya - Patt Barr (Secker & Warburg, 1977) HB VG DJ RM50
  • Taming The Tiger: Tibetan Teachings for Improving Daily Life - Akong Tulku Rinpoche (Rider, 1994) PB G EL RM30
  • Teach Yourself Malay - MB Lewis (Teach Yourself, 1972) PB VG  RM30
  • Temiar Jungle - John Slimming 
  • The Architectural Heritage of the Malay World: The Traditional Mosque - Mohamad Tajuddin Mohamad Rasdi (Penerbit Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 2000) PB VG RM200
  • The Baba of Melaka: Culture and Identity of a Chinese Peranakan Community in Malaysia - Tan Chee Beng (Pelanduk, 1988) PB VG RM350




  • The BMF Scandal - Lim Kit Siang
  • The Chersonese with the Gilding Off - Emily Innes
  • The Chinese in Malaya -  Victor Purcell
  • The Complete Eh Goondu - Sylvia Toh Pek Choo (Marshall Cavendish,) PB N RM50
  • The David Marshall Trials - Alex Josey (Marshall Cavendish, 2008) PB VG RM50
  • The End of The War: Singapore's Liberation and the Aftermath of the Second World War - Romen Bose (Marshall Cavendish, 2005) PB N RM60
  • The Ethnic Factor in Modern Politics: The Case of Sarawak, East Malaysia - Jayum A Jawan (Centre for South-East Asian Studies, Univeristy of Hull, 1991) PB F RM100
  • The History of Sumatra - William Marsden (Oxford University Press, 1966) HB VG DJ RM220
  • The Indian Archipelago - Horace St John (Gregg, 1969) HB F RM190
  • The Jungle is Neutral -  Spencer Chapman
  • The Magic Dragon: The Story of Singapore - Donald Moore (Panther, 1975) PB G RM50
  • The Magic of Singapore and South Indian Cooking - AS Ramalingam (VR International, 1992) PB VG RM70



  • The Making of Modern Malaysia - NJ Ryan 
  • The Making of Modern South-East Asia - Vol 1: The European Conquest - DM Tate
  • The Malay Archipelago - Alfred Russell Wallace (Fourth edition)
  • The Malay House; Rediscovering Malaysia's Indigenous Shelter System - Lim Jee Yuan ( Institut Masyarakat, 1991) PB VG RM200
  • The Malay Peninsula and Archipelago - Ashley Gibson (JM Dent, 1928) HB VG RM90
  • The Manners and Customs of the Chinese of the Straits Settlements -  JD Vaughan
  • The Modern Malay - Richmond L Wheeler
  • The Narrow Corner - Somerset Maugham
  • The Sarawak Museum Journal - About a 100 volumes from Volume 2 (New Series) to Volume 72 (New Series.) They'll be listed later, but do contact me before they're listed, if you're looking for any issues within this range.
  • The Story of Kuala Lumpur (1857-1939) - JM Gullick (Eastern Universities Press, 1983) PB VG RM100  SOLD
  • The Singapore Story: From Raffles to Lee Kuan Yew - Noel Barber (Fontana, 1978) PB G RM30
  • The Straits of Malacca Indo-China and China -  J Thomson (Sampson Low, 1875) HB G EL RM800
  • The Study of Ancient Times in The Malay Peninsula and Straits of Malacca - Roland Braddell (Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1989) HB F RM230
  • The Underside of Malaysian History: Pullers, Prostitutes, Plantation Workers… - Peter J Rimmer & Lisa M Allen (eds)
  • The Singapore Dilemma: The Political and Educational Marginality of the Malay Community - Lily Zubaidah Rahim



  • The Story of Malaysia - Harry Miller (Faber, 1965) HB G DJ EL RM60
  • The War in Malaya - AE Percival   SOLD
  • The White Rajah - Nicholas Monsarrat (Cassell, 1961) HB VG DJ RM30 SOLD
  • The White Rajahs of Sarawak - Robert Payne
  • They Came to Malaya: A Travellers' Anthology - JM Gullick
  • Tidemarks: Some Records of a Journey to the Beaches of the Moluccas and the Forest of Malaya in 1923 - HM Tomlinson (Cassell, 1925) HB VG RM60
  • Toxic Panda: The Great Asian Armchair Treasure Hunt - Adam Adams (Monsoon, 2011) PB N RM50
  • Tropic Temper: A Memoir of Malaya - James Kirkup (Collins, 1963) HB VG  RM40
  • Two Worlds of Islam - Fred R Von der Mehden (University Press of Florida, 1993) HB F RM60
  • When There Were Tigers in Singapore: A Family Saga of the Japanese Occupation - Edmund Schirmer (Marshall Cavendish, 2012) PB N RM60
  • Wild Flowers of Sabah and Sarawak - Josie Smith (Borneo Literature Bureau) HB G EL RM120
  • Within Changi's Walls: A Record of Civilian Internament in World War II -  George L Peet (Marshall Cavendish, 2011) PB N RM70
  • Zapin: Folk Dance of the Malay World - Mohd Anis Md Nor  (Oxford University Press, 1993)  HB G EL RM250