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Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Arrivals in September - Offers!!!

New Arrivals in September


As of 30th October 2013
(Updated Constantly)

Listed below are books which have arrived at The Penang Bookshelf recently.  (All prices are post free within Malaysia. If you live outside Malaysia, 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 the offer disappears, it's because the book is now advertised generally on The Penang Bookshelf's websites.)  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

If you see a book's title in  bold blue, it means the book is already on a Penang Bookshelf website. In such cases please click on the title to be taken to the relevant page of the website for more details. If the bold blue highlighted title is followed by the acronymn (TPW) it means the title is already on a third party website where The Penang Bookshelf advertises. The price will be higher than quoted here to take account of external fees and commissions. However by contacting The Penang Bookshelf direct, you can buy the book at the price quoted on this blog.

**Please note** The Penang Bookshelf operates two websites, one for shipping within Malaysia and the other for shipping elsewhere. If you live in Malaysia please click on the link attached to the book title. If you live elsewhere, please click on the (PB) link which follows each book's title. 

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 Handbook of Malay Script - MB Lewis (Macmillan & Co, 1954) HB DJ VG RM480SOLD

  • A History of Malaya - RO Winstedt (Marican & Sons, 1988) PB G  RM160 SOLD
  • A Research Guide to China-Coast Newspapers, 1882-1911 - Frank HH King & Prescott Clarke (PB) (Harvard University Press, 1965) PB VG RM220
  • A Simple But Complete Grammar of the Malay Language - James Pearce  (PB) (Malaya Publishing House 1960) HB G EL RM150 SOLD
  • A Vocabulary of Malay Medical Terms - PN Gerrard (Kelly & Walsh, 1905) G HB RM300/RM250 SOLD
  • British Malaya: An Account of the Origin and Progress of British Influence in Malaya - Frank Swettenham (George Allen, 1955) HB DJ G  RM250 SOLD
  • British Relations with The Malay Rulers from Decentralization to Malayan Independence, 1930-1957 - Simon Smith (PB)  (Oxford University Press, 1995 ISBN: 9789676530899) HB DJ NF RM250 1 copy SOLD, but 1 remaining
  • Cameos of The Old Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements, 1912-1924 - Clifton Wright (Arthur H. Stockwell, 1972) HB DJ VG  RM270 SOLD
  • Chinese Secret Societies in Malaya: A Survey of Triad Society from 1800 to 1900 - Leon Comber (Donald Moore, 1959) PB G RM200/RM180 SOLD
  • Chinese Society in Nineteenth Century Singapore - Lee Poh Ping (PB) (Oxford University Press, 1978 ISBN: 0195803841) HB G EL  RM240
  • Costumes of India and Pakistan - SN Dar (DP Taraporevala & Co, 1969) HB DJ VG RM230

  • Costumes of Malaya - Katharine Sim (Donald Moore, 1963) (2 copies) PB VG  RM190 each 1 copy SOLD and 1 remaining
  • Ethnic Relations in Kelantan: A Study of The Chinese and Thai as Ethnic Minorities in a Malay State - Robert L. Winzeler (Oxford University Press, 1985  ISBN: 0195826183) HB VG RM210 SOLD
  • Folktales of Northeastern Thai Children -(TPW) Prasit Khruasing (Office of the National Culture Commission) PB G EL RM160
  • Guide to Kuala Lumpur, The Federal Capital - Aristide Papineau (Papineau Advertising, July 1963) PB VG RM500/RM450  SOLD
  • Illustrated Guide to The Federated Malay States - Cuthbert Woodville Harrison (Malay States Information Agency, 1919) HB VG   RM350/RM300 SOLD
  • Indian Alchemy or Rasayana in the Light of Asceticism and Geriatrics - S.Mahdihassan (Motilal Banarsidas, 2002. ISBN:812080788x) PB F RM30
  • Islam and the Malay-Indonesian Word: Transmission and Responses - Peter Riddell (Horizon. ISBN: 9789810445638) PB N RM50 1 copy SOLD and 3 copies remaining
  • Malaysian Place-Names: Chinese-Malay  -Nancy Lim and Stephen Fitzgerald (Australian National University, 1977 ISBN: 090959614X) PB G  RM250
  • Missionary Sketches: Missionary Station at Pinang, 1830 (Dennet, 1830) PB (Pamphlet) A RM150 SOLD
  • Modern Biotechnology: Malaysian Perspective - Latifah Amin ( University of Malaya Press, 2013 ISBN:9789831006207) PB N RM40
  • Post-Mortem on Malaya - Virginia Thompson  (PB) (Macmillan & Co, 1943) HB G  RM140 SOLD
  • Singapore Diary: The Hidden Journal of Captain RM Horner (Spellmount, 2007) PB VG RM40 SOLD
  • Singapore: Ideology, Society, Culture - John R Clammer (Chompen, 1985 ISBN: 997168117X) HB G EL RM270
  • Suharto: Indonesia's Last Sultan - Keith Loveard (Horizon, 2008 ISBN: 9789810414788)  PB N RM60 1 copy SOLD and 2 remaining
  • The Casuarina Tree - Somerset Maugham (George H Doran Company, 1926) HB G
  • The City in the Village: The In-Situ Urbanization of Villages, Villagers and Their Land Around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Harold Brookfield, Abdul Samad Hadi & Zaharah Mahmud (Oxford University Press, 1991 ISBN: 0195889762) HB G EL RM60 SOLD
  • The Eurasian Cookbook - Mary Gmoes (Horizon Books, 2009 ISBN: 9789810443443) PB N RM70 1 copy SOLD and 2 remaining
  • The Legacy of Mardec: Origin, Development and Contributions to the Natural Rubber Industry - Jeyraj C. Rajarao (University fo Malaya Press, 2013 ISBN: 9789831005859) PB N RM90 SOLD but re-stocking

  • The Communist Struggle in Malaya - Gene Z. Hanrahan with an Introduction by Victor Purcell (Institute of Pacific Relations, 1954) PB G EL RM600/RM540 SOLD
  • The Folk-Lore of China and its Affinities with That of the Aryan and Semetic Races - NB Dennys (Trubner & Co, 1876) HB G EL RM300 SOLD
  • The Malay House: Rediscovering Malaysia's Indigenous Shelter System - Lim Jee Yuan  (PB) (Institut Masyarakat, 1991. ISBN: 9679966054) HB DJ VG RM250/RM230 SOLD
  • The Malay Kingdom of Patani - Ibrahim Syukri (Silkworm Books, 2005) PB N RM60 1 copy sold and 3 remaining
  • The Wisdom of Gandhi - (Manjul, 2004 ISBN: 9788186775707) PB N RM30 
more to follow...


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