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Saturday 5 October 2013

The Legacy of the Malay Letter/Warisan Warkah Melayu - Offer

The Legacy of the Malay Letter

Warisan Warkah Melayu

The Penang Bookshelf has just taken delivery of a few copies of The Legacy of the Malay Letter/Warisan Warkah Melayu (PB) by Anabel Gallop. So now let's see if we can get rid of a few of them.

I've mentioned what a beautiful book this is in a previous newsletter. I still think it's one of the more sumptuous books that's in The Penang Bookshelf's inventory. It's colourfully produced, it's about art, history and culture and it's in both Malay and English. What more could you want?

Anyway enough of the sales talk. The Penang Bookshelf is currently selling the book at RM120 (AU$42/CA$40/EUR29/GBP24/SG$48/US$29). However we're now running a limited offer for the first three copies that we can sell for RM100 (AU$35/CA$34/EUR24/GBP20/SG$40/US$23).  

The books are in almost new condition with a bit of scuffing of the dust jacket, but that's about all. The ringgit price includes postage within Malaysia and must be paid for in cash or by bank transfer. The overseas price does not include postage, so do ask. Overseas customers can pay by  card or PayPal.

Oh there is a small catch - to qualify for this offer you have to buy another full priced book from The Penang Bookshelf at the same time. So if you want to take advantage of the offer when you're buying another book, just mention it and we'll give you an invoice with your discount for this book.


**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. 

Friday 4 October 2013

New Arrivals in October - Offers!!!

New Arrivals in October


As of 31st 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, it means the book is 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.

**Please note** The Penang Bookshelf sells books on several sites both inside and outside Malaysia. If you want to see the USD price for shipping outside Malaysia, please click on the main link, if any, for the book. If you are looking for the post free price within Malaysia, please click on the (MYR) link
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, SC = Slip Case and VG = Very Good
    • 5 Men & Ideas: Building National Identity - Hng Hung Yong (Pelanduk, 2004 ISBN: 9789679788877) PB NF RM30
    • 25 Malaysian Short Stories: Best of Silverfish Writing 2001-2005 - Nesa Sivanayagam (ed) (Silverfish, 2006 ISBN 9789833221097) PB RM30
    • 9/11 and the Attack on Muslims - Munir Majid (MPH, 2012 ISBN: 9789674154042) PB NF RM30
    • A Baba Boyhood : Growing Up During World the War 2 - William Gwee Thian Hock  (Marshall Cavendish, 2013 ISBN: 9789814382229) PB N  RM50
    • A Company of Planters: Confessions of a Colonial Rubber Planter in 1950s Malaya - John Dodd (Monsoon Books, 2007ISBN: 9789810575694) (MYR) PB NF RM80
    • A Short History of Malaya - C Northcote Parkinson (Donald Moore, 1954) (MYR) PB G RM110
    • An Irishman in Malaya: John Lowe Woods - DE Moreton (MYR) (Volturna Press, 1977 ISBN: 0856060526) HB G DJ EL RM230
    • Amusing Malayan Musings - Mark Casey (Browne & Nolan,1900? 1921?) HB G RM230/RM200
    • Annual Departmental Reports of the Straits Settlements for the Year 1937 Volume II (Government Printing Office, Singapore, 1939) HB G EL  RM1,200
    • Ask for No Bullshit, Get Some More! - Kee Thuan Chye (SIRD, 2013 ISBN:9789675832727) PB VG RM30
    • Brainwashed for War - Programmed to Kill - Mathias Chang ( Thinker's Library, 2005 ISBN: 9789676906748) PB VG RM60/RM50
    • Bujang Valley: The Wonder That Was Ancient Kedah - V. Nadarjan (The Author, 2012. ISBN : 9789671070703) PB N RM60  SOLD
    • Cherita2 Rekaan - Abdullah Sidek (Pustaka Melayu, 1963) PB VG  RM170
    • Cherita Lakunan V - BL Milne & HR Cheeseman (Malaya Publishing House, 1950) PB G RM120
    • Conversations with Lee Kuan Yew - Tom Plate (Marshall Cavendish, 2010 ISBN: 9789812616760) HB N DJ RM50/RM40
    • Critical Thoughts on Islam, Rights and Freedom in Malaysia - Salbiah Ahmad (SIRD, 2007 ISBN: 9789833782079) PB N  RM40
    • Discourse with Birds - Liew Suet Fun (The Author, 2013 ISBN: 9789671142110) HB DJ N RM50
    • Don't Sit on This Book: A Collection of Chinese Taboos - Philip Cheong & AL Ang (The Academy of Feng Shui, No Date ISBN: 9789834012342) PB VG RM120/RM100
    • Even Madder About Malaysia - Dean Johns (SIRD, 2007 ISBN: 9789833782659) PB N RM30
    • Gold Jewelry and Ornaments of Malaysia - Muzium Negara (1988. ISBN: 9679935027) PB G  RM40
    • History of the Second World War Part 26: Malaya - Marshall Cavendish (MYR) PB VG  RM80
    • Home & Kin: Families in Asia - Stella R Quah (Eastern Universities Press, 2003 ISBN: 9789812102140) HB G EL RM40
    • Home Port Singapore: A History of Straits Steamship Company Limited - KG Tregonning (Oxford University Press, 1967) HB VG DJ RM220 SOLD

    • Iban Anglicans: The Anglican Mission in Sarawak, 1848-1968 - Peter Varney (Trinity Theological College, 2013 ISBN: 9789810741419) PB N RM130
    • Illustrated Guide to The Federated Malay States - Cuthbert Woodville Harrison (Malay States Information Agency, c 1911) HB G  RM300/RM250 SOLD
    • Ideas Won't Keep: The Struggle for China's Future - Wang Gungwu  (MYR) (Marshall Cavendish Academic ISBN: 9789812102171) PB N RM150
    • Italy: A Traveler's History - Raymond Flower & Allessandro Flassi (SNP Editions, 2008) PB NF  RM40
    • Kedah - Tradition and Change in a Malay State: A Study of  the Economic and Political Development, 1878-1923 - Sahrom Ahmat ( Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1984) PB VG RM150
    • Kisah-Kisah Haiwan Orang Asli - Lim Boo Liat (Center for Orang Asli Concerns, 2004 ISBN: 983-40042-7-3) PB NF  RM30
    • Leaders of Malaya and Who's Who 1959-60 - J. Victor Morais (ed) (Khee Meng Press) HB VG  RM200
    • Life As The River Flows: Women in the Malayan Anti-Colonial Struggle - Agnes Khoo (SIRD, 2004 ISBN: 9789832535348) PB VG RM50
    • Love's Travelogue - Tan Jing Quee (May Publishing, 2006 ISBN:9780779500864) PB VG RM30
    • Mahathir Vs Abdullah: Covert Wars & Challenged Legacies - (Malaysiakini, 2007 ISBN: 9789834092238) PB VG RM40/RM30
    • Making Sense of Singapore English - Adam Brown (Federal Publications, 1992 ISBN: 9810121547) PB NF RM40
    • Malay Pantuns/Pantun Melayu - AW Hamilton ( Eastern Universities Press, 1982) PB VG RM100/RM90

    • Malay Society in the Late Nineteenth Century - JM Gullick (Oxford University Press, 1987 ISBN:0195889525) PB VG RM100/RM90
    • Malaya - The Straits Settlements and The Federated and Unfederated Malay States -HB G RO Winsted (ed) (Constable, 1923) RM350
    • Malaysia - Ayoub Ismail ( Berita, No date) HB VG RM140
    • Malaysia: 45 Years Under the Internal Security Act - Koh Swe Yong (SIRD, 2004 ISBN: 9789832535447) PB VG RM70/RM60 
    • Mother of All Scandals: The RM12.5 billion PKFZ Rip-off   - Lim Kit Siang (Democratic Action Party, 2009 ISBN: 9789839820294) PB N RM50/RM40
    • No More Bullshit, Please, We're All Malaysians - Kee Thuan Chye (Marshall Cavendish, 2012 ISBN: 9789814382014) PB N RM40/RM30
    • Orang Asli Women and the Forest: The Impact of Resource Depletion on Gender Relations Among the Semai - Colin Nicholas & Others (Center for Orang Asli Concerns, 2010 ISBN: 983-40042-4-9) PB N  RM30
    • Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960 - Margaret Shennan (John Murray, 2000 ISBN: 9780719557163) (MYR) HB DJ NF RM220
    • Malay Encounter During Benjamin Peach Keasberry's Time in Singapore, 1835 to 1875 - Teo Eng Liang (Trinity Theological College, 2009 ISBN: 9789810807849) PB N RM110
    • Penang Illustrated Guide - Margaret Adams (ed) (Municipal Council of George Town, 1952) RM130
    • Penang Through Old Picture Post Cards - (Penang Museum, 1986) (MYR) HB LB VG RM220
    • Pepper in Penang 1861 (The Leisure Hour Magazine, 1861) PB G RM150/RM120
    • Perak: A State of Crisis - Audrey Quay (ed) (Loyar Burok, 2010 ISBN: 9789670102009) PB VG RM30
    • Perfins (Stamps with Perforated Initials) of British Malaya - P Giffen (The Author, 1989) PB VG  RM150/RM130
    • Playback: Writing an Autobiography - Raymond Flower (SNP Editions, 2003  ISBN: 9789812840073) HB DJ N RM100/RM80
    • Rebuilding Lives, Restoring Relationships: Juvenile Justice and The Community - Richard Magnus & Others (eds) (Eastern Universities Press, 2003 ISBN: 9789812102195) PB G EL RM40
    • Rhetoric and Reality: The Internet Chalenge for Democracy in Asia - Indarjit Banerjee (ed) (Eastern Universities Press, 2003 ISBN: 9789812102317) HB G EL RM90/RM80
    • Sini Sana: Travels in Malaysia - Tom Sykes & Tan May Lee (eds) (MPH, 2011 ISBN: 9789675222825) PB NF RM30
    • Singapore , Its Past Present and Future - Alex Josey (University of Queensland Press, 1979 ISBN: 0702215465) HB VG LB RM110
    • Silverfish New Writing 3 - Dina Zaman & Mohammad A Quayum (eds) (Silverfish, 2003 ISBN: 97898334081652) PB NF RM30
    • Silverfish New Writing 4 - Robert Raymer (ed) (Silverfish, 2004 ISBN: 9789833221004) PB N RM30
    • Syurga Perkahwinan - (H. Abdullah B. M. Noordin Arrawi, 1949?) PB A  RM80
    • Tan Sri Loh Boon Siew: The Life and Times of a Fire Dragon - Raymond Flower & Winston Lim (SNP International, 2006 ISBN: 9789812481207) PB N RM150
    • Teohlogy - Patrick Teoh (ZI Publications, 2011 ISBN: 9789675266157) PB VG
    • The Arts of Independence: Frank Sullivan in Singapore and Malaysia - Neil Manton (The Author, 2008 ISBN: 9780646491738) PB N SG  RM70
    • The Chinese Dilemma - Ye Lin-Sheng (East-West Publishing, 2003 ISBN: 9780975164617) (MYR) PB N RM60  SOLD
    • The Chinese Malaysian Contribution - Tan Teong Jin & Others (Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies, 2005? ISBN:9789839673951) PB NF RM1150/RM120
    • The Civil Defence of Malaya - George Maxwell (Hutchison, 1944?) HB G RM100/RM90
    • The Indian Archipelago: Its History and Present State (2 Vols)- Horace St John (Gregg International, 1969 SBN:0.576.03303.0) HB VG RM140
    • The Malaysian Way of Life - Julian CH Lee (ed) ( Marshall Cavendish, 2010 ISBN:9789833845224) PB VG RM50/RM40
    • The Prevention of Malaria in the Federated Malay States - Malcolm Watson (Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2000 ISBN: 01285483) HB VG RM50
    • The Real Malay: Pen Pictures - Sir Frank Swettenham (John Lane, 1901) (MYR) HB G RM230
    • The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: The Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs - Beth Osnes (Mcfarland & Co, 2010 ISBN: 9780786448388) PB NF RM270

    • The Struggle for Malaysian Independence - JJ Raj (MPH, 2007 ISBN: 9789833698110) (MYR) HB VG DG RM60
    • The Traditional Malay Handicraft Design - Siti Zainon Ismail (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1987 ISBN: 9836252932) HB VG DJ RM150
    • The Wedgwood Ladies Football Club and Other Stories - TRR Raman (Silverfish, 2005 ISBN: 9789833221073) PB N RM40
    • Towkay Ho Seh Boh? How to Become a Successful Towkay - Ah Chuan (Rank Books, 2008 ISBN: 9789810596385)  PB N RM40
    • Where To, Malaysia? A Future with Anwar's Reformasi or Back to Mahathirism? - Kim Quek (SIRD, 2005 ISBN: 9789832535751) PB VG RM60/RM50