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Saturday, 2 August 2014

New Arrivals in August

New Arrivals in August

As of 13th August 2014
(Regularly Updated)

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.  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

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 for the current and previous months. Where the title is in grey bold in this blog, it is linked to a fuller description of the book on or in The Penang Bookshelf's eBay store.
The books are all used unless indicated otherwise. Abbreviations used are A = 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

  • 3D Glamorous Beaded Embroidery/Sulaman Glamor Manik 3D - Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2010) PB N RM60
  • A History of Malaya - RO Winstedt (Marican & Sons, 1962) HB VG  RM160
  • Among the White Moon Faces - Shirley Geok-lin Lim
  • Borneo People - Malcolm MacdonaldSOLD
  • Beaded Accessories/Aksesori Manik - Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2010) PB N RM60
  • Beaded Flowers/Bunga-Bunga Manik - Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2010) PB N RM60
  • Beads Crystal and Thread Emroidery/Sulaman Manik Kristal dan Benang - Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2010) PB N RM60
  • British Malaya - LA Mills
  • Can We Save Malaysia, Please! - Kee Thuan Chye - Exasperated, but ever hopeful, Kee launches into his fourth polemic on what he sees that needs fixing in Malaysia today. His previous three broadsides became best sellers and it's unlikely that his fourth tirade will fare any worse. Despite his penchant for scathing and witty attack, the author does also pose some imaginative solutions for the crisis that confronts him. - (Marshall Cavendish, 2014 ISBN: 9789814561235) PB N  RM50
  • Common Malayan Birds - MWF Tweedie (Longmans, 1960)  HB G  RM40
  • Common Malaysian Moths - Avril Fox (Longmans, 1986)  HB VG  RM150
  • Fortitude: The Life and Times of Heah Joo Seang - Pamela Ong - The first biography of one of Penang's more prominent businessmen in the first half of the twentieth century. As was often the case, it was a rags to riches story, but rather than concentrate on that aspect, the author highlights the reforms that he brought to the rubber industry, his philanthropy and his politics during the independence period. As a Straits Born Chinese he was opposed to an independent Malaya with special rights for the Malays, a cause he ultimately lost. 182 pages with an index. Signed  by the author - (Straits Times Press, 2014 ISBN: 9789814342704) HB N DJ RM60
  • Frank Swettenham & George Giles: Watercolours & Sketches of Malaya 1880-1894 - Lim Chong Keat & Henry Barlow
  •  Glimpses of Old Penang - Neil Khor Jin Keong - This book was produced for the 30th anniversary of the Star, once a Penang newspaper, but now a national one as well. Instead of devoting itself to the newspaper's history, the book reviews the history of Penang itself from when it was established as a trading port by the British in the late eighteenth century until the early 20th century. With a wide range of old photos accompanied by informative text from some heritage heavyweights. 149 pages. - Star Publications, 2002 ISBN: 978983951212) HB VG RM500 SOLD
  • Intrigue A Penang - Georges Vidal (Collection La Fouine, 1948)  PB G  RM160
  • Islam in South-East Asia - MB Hooker (ed) (EJ Brill, 1983) HB VG RM200
  • Made Wianta: Art and Peace - Marc Bollansee & Apinan Poshyananda (Times Editions, Singapore, 2000) HB VG DJ RM100

  • Malay Courtesy - Mubin Sheppard
  • Malay Traditional Attire/Pakaian Tradisi Melayu - Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2009) PB N RM60
  • Memories of a Nonya - Queenie Chang (Eastern Universities Press, 1982)  PB VG RM140
  • My Life in Sarawak - Margaret Brooke (Oxford University Press, 1994) PB G RM40
  • Nyonya and Kerawang Embroidery Techniques/Teknik Sulaman Nyonya dan Kerawang - 
    Rosita Jaffar (FTIM Designing Centre, 2010) PB N RM60
  • Penang Views, 1770-1860 - Lim Chong Keat - The purpose of this work was to catalogue the extant painting and prints of Penang from the 1770s untill the nearly a hundred years later when photography arrived. After research in Museums in Malaysia and Singapore, India Office Library in London and amongst private collections, Lim was able to assemble more than 160 paintings, prints and sketches which are now reproduced, mostly in colour, for this book. Each of the items are  annotated by the author, a noted architect and conservationist of his time. 236 pages. including a bibliography - (Summer Times, 1986 ISBN: 9789971976040) HB  VG  DJ RM330 
  • Plaited Arts From the Borneo Rainforest - Bernard Sellato (ed)
  • Singapore Women: Three Decades of Change - Aline Wong & Leong Wai Kim (Times Academic Press, 1994) PB VG RM120
  • The Communist Insurrection in Malaya - Anthony Short
  • The Cree Journals - Michael Levien (ed) (Webb & Bower, 1981) HB  NF DJ RM60
  • The Hikayat Abdullah: An Annotated TranslationAbdullah bin Abdul Khadir
  • The Peoples of Sarawak -  Tom Harrisson (ed) (Sarawak Museum, 1959) PB  VG RM90
  • The Moon at My Feet - Katherine Sim (Hodder & Stoughton, 1959) HB  VG  DJ RM150
  • Ulu Tiram: A Cameo of Life at the Time of "The Emergency" - Peter & Kathleen Thomas Anne Loader, 2005) PB  F RM130
  • Upper Nankin Street, Singapore: A sociological study of Chinese households living in a densely populated area - Kaye Barrington (University of Malaya Press, 1960) HB  G  EL RM130


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