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Saturday 8 December 2012

December Arrivals - Offers

New Arrivals in December

As of 29th December 2012
(Updated Constantly)

Listed below are books which have arrived at The Penang Bookshelf recently.  (All prices are post free within Malaysia. Books are also sent post free to Singapore when part of an order in excess of 2 kilos. Otherwise please ask for a quote for postage.)

Prices are shown in Malaysian Ringgit in blue. Sometimes The Penang Bookshelf can offer some of the titles at a reduced price if they are ordered and paid for while they remain on the list. (If they disappear, it's because the book is now advertised generally on The Penang Bookshelf's websites.)  In such cases the discounted price is indiciated in red.  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

Books whose titles are in bold are already on the main Penang Bookshelf website. In such cases please click on the title to be taken to the relevant page of the website for more details.

Buy From The Blog. You can buy any item on The Penang Bookshelf Blog by sending us an email with your name and address and naming the books you want. You'll get a quick reply with The Penang Bookshelf's bank details to enable you to complete the transaction. If you wish to pay by PayPal or by card, just email us with details of the books you want and we'll send you a PayPal invoice to enable you to pay.
The books are all used unless indicated otherwise. Abbreviations used are A = Acceptable, 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 and VG = Very Good

  • A Checklist of the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia - (Malaysian Nature Society, 2010 ISBN: 9789839681437) N PB RM30
  • A Record of the Buddhist Religion as Practiced in India and the Malay Archipelago, 671-695 - I-Tsing (Munshiram Manoharial Publishers, 1998 ISBN: 8121501687) VG HB DJ RM80
  • An End to Tears - Russell S Clark (Peter Huston, 1946) EL G HB RM150
  • An Introduction to Malayan Birds - GC Madoc (Malayan Nature Society, 1992 ISBN: 9839681109)  N PB RM60

  • Banking on The Rural Poor in  Peninsular Malaysia - David S Gibbons and Sukor Kasim (Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1990 ISBN: 9389688006) VG SG PB RM70
  • Beyond the Burma Road - Alan Broderick (Hutchinson, 1944) G HB DJ RM70
  • British Military Administration in the Far East 1943-1946 - FSV Donnison (HMSO, 1956) A HB  RM160
  • Common Birds of Penang Botanic Gardens - Kanda Kumar (ed) (Jabatan Taman Botani Pulau Pinang, 2012) N PB RM30
  • Decade of Change: Malaya & The Straits Settlements, 1936-1945 - Bryan C Cooper (Graham Brash, 1998 ISBN: 9789812180629) NF PB - RM50
  • Foresters' Manual of Dipterocarps - CF Symington and edited and revised by PS Ashton, S Appanah & HS Barlow (Malaysian Nature Society, 2004 ISBN: 9832883008) F HB  RM300/RM260
  • Ghosts of Singapore: 8 Weird Stories - Goh Sin Tub (Heineman, 1991 ISBN: 9971642271) F PB RM180
  • History of Malaya and South-East Asia - Nigel Kelly (Heinemann, 1997) G PB  RM70/RM60
  • History of South-East Asia - Hans Raj (Surjeet Publications, 2002) VG HB DJ RM90
  • Hunting Lore - Melut Jaruda (Borneo Literature Bureau, 1964) G PB RM90/RM80  SOLD
  • In Another Light - Andrew Greig (Phoenix, 2004 ISBN: 9780753820070) N PB RM40
  • Iron Spearhead: The True Story of a Communist Killer Squad in Singapore - Peter Clague (Heineman, 1980 ISBN: 9971640007) G PB RM280/RM250
  • Kedah and Perlis Currency Heritage - Bank Negara Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia, 1996 ISBN: 9839586130) N PB RM60
  • MacArthur's Undercover War -  William B Breuer (Wiley, 1995 ISBN: 9780471114581) F HB DJ RM130
  • Malay Politics in Sarawak, 1946-1966 - Sanib Said (Oxford University Press, 1985 ISBN: 0195825721) NF HB RM400/RM350
  • Malaya and Borneo - Counter-Insurgency Operations: 1 - ED Smith (Ian Allan, 1985 ISBN: 97807110146) VG HB DJ RM60
  • Malaysian Numismatic Heritage - Bank Negara Malaysia (Bank Negara Malaysia, 2005 ISBN: 9789839586367) N HB DJ RM220
  • Moon Above Malaya - Yeap Joo Kim (Graham Brash, 1991 ISBN: 9789971492618) VG PB RM120
  • Mongolian Plains and Japanese PrisonsDG  Broughton (Pickering & Inglis, 1947) G HB DJ RM50
  • Nomads of the Dawn: the Penan of the Borneo Rainforest - Wade Davis, Ian Mackenzie & Shane Kennedy (Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995) VG PB RM70
  • Of Free Trade and Native Interests: the Brookes and the Economic Development of Sarawak,1841-1941 - Ooi Keat Gin (Oxford University Press, 1997 ISBN: 9789835600234) EL VG HB DJ RM180 
  • Old Hokkien Delights - Tan Yong Hua (Seashore, 2011 ISBN:9789670199993) N PB  RM30
  • Penang Appointment - Norman Collins (Collins, 1964 Collected Autograph Edition) VG HB DJ RM160
  • Sarawak: Its Inhabitants and Productions - Hugh Low (Chard Bentley, 1848) G LB HB
  • Selected Nature Trails of Penang Island - (Malaysian Nature Society, 1999 ISBN: 9834017006) VG PB RM60/RM50
  • Sharing Identities: Celebrating Dance in Malaysia - Mohd Anis Md Nor & Stephanie Burridge (ed) (Routledge, 2011 ISBN: 9780415678360) NF HB DJ RM90
  • Socialism and Private Enterprise in Equatorial Asia: The Case of Malaysia and Indonesia - Roger A Freeman (Stanford University, 1968) EL VG HB RM50/RM40
  • South to Bataan North to Mukden - WE Brougher (Univ of Georgia Press, 1971 ISBN: 0820302406) G HB DJ RM110
  • Swettenham - HS Barlow (Southdene, 1995. ISBN: 9789839991529) N HB DJ RM120
  • Tadpoles of the Forested Regions of Borneo - Robert F Inger (Fieldiana New Series No 26, 1985) NF PB RM100
  • The Churches of Captivity in Malaya - JNL Bryan (Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge, 1946) VG LB HB RM200
  • The Enemy Within -  R de Jaegher & I C Kuhn (Doubleday, 1952) A HB DJ  RM60
  • The Further Side of Silence - Hugh Clifford (Books for Libraries Press, 1970) EL VG HB
  • RM80/RM70
  • The Honey Tree Song: Poems and Chants of the Sarawak Dayaks - Carol Rubenstein (Ohio Univ Press, 1985) EL VG HB DJ  RM90
  • The Mutiny in Singapore - Sho Kuwajima (Rainbow Publishers, 2006 ISBN: 9788186962879)  VG HB DJ RM90
  • The Natural and Other Histories of the Batu Caves - Shaharin Yussof (Malaysian Nature Society, 1997 ISBN: 9839681044) VG PB RM40
  • The Nyonya Love: Northern Nyonya Cuisine - Ricky Ng (Seashore, 2012 ISBN:9789674140281) N PB RM30
  • The Nyonya Love: Southern Nyonya Cuisine -  Ricky Ng (Seashore, 2012 ISBN:9789670199559)  N PB RM30
  • The Taste of Nostalgia - William Soh ((Seashore, 2011 ISBN:9789670199962) N PB  RM30
  • The UP Saga - Mary M Martin (Southdene/NIAS Press, 2003 ISBN: 9789834005351) N PB  RM90
  • The War in Malaya - AE Percival (Natraj Publishers) G HB DJ RM90
  • The White Pearl - Kate Furnival (Sphere, 2012 ISBN:9780751543360) N PB RM30 
  • Truth to Tell in Borneo - Gladys Rusha (Oliphants, 1969 ISBN: 55100619) G PB RM70
More to come...