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[MALACCA].
Historical Guide of Malacca (Published by the Malacca Historical Society). Singapore 1936.
. Pp. (viii), 91, (4) adv. With 16 illustrations, one folding sketch map, one folding coloured map of Malacca town, and one folding plate. Original blue cloth with gilt decorations on covers, rebacked. Second revised edition of this guide book of Malacca first published in 1924 to commemorate the Centenary of the British occupation of Malacca.
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Book number: 99417
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Catalogue: Southeast Asia
Keywords: Southeast Asia, malacca, malaysia, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, travel, voyage, exploration, guide,

 
FAVRE, PIERRE ETIENNE LAZARE ABBÉ:
Grammaire de la langue malaise. Vienne, Imprimerie Impériale et Royale, 1876.
. Pp. (iv), xxiv, 242. Contemporary green pebbled cloth, calf spine richly decorated and lettered in gilt, corners rubbed. First edition. Printed at one of the most important publishing houses for linguistic works at this time. Abbé Favre was professor of Malay and Javanese at l'Ecole Imperiale des langues orientales. Cordier BI 1406.
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Book number: 23089
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, malaysia, malay, language, langue, linguistic, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, indonesia, malacca, sumatra, java

 
HAECKEL, ERNST:
Aus Insulinde. Malayische reisebriefe. Bonn, Emil Strauss, 1901.
. Pp. xii, 260, (2). A blind stamp (of adress) on title page. Last quire loose.With 8 plates (photographs), 4 maps and many more textual ills. Publisher's cloth, faded. Ernst Haeckel, a German botanist and zoologist, travelled throughout Indonesia and describes here the flora and fauna, with special reference to the botanical gardens and the tropical institute at Buitenzorg. First edition.
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Book number: 17004
€  330.00 [Appr.: US$ 373.6 | £UK 280.5 | JP¥ 42270]
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, asia, asie, asiatica, orient, east, asien, asean, southeast asia, voyages, travels, explore, exploring, malaysia, botany, zoology, indonesia, first edition, indonesie, malaysie, viajes, viaggio, reisen, indonesien, asie du sud-est, südosta

 
HAMILTON, ARTHUR WEDDERBURN:
Malayan Nursery Rhymes. Illustrations by W.G. Stirling. Singapore, The Methodist Publishing House, (1923).
. Pp. 49. Text in Malay, captions in English. With ten illustrations. Original cloth-backed boards, rubbed. Inner hinges fragile. Scarce first edition in book form. Initially published as a pamphlet for the Malaya-Borneo exhibition in 1922 without the illustrations. Includes a vocabulary section at the end. Later published in 1947 titled "Haji's book on Malayan Nursery Rhymes" (enlarged).Arthur Wedderburn Hamilton ("Haji") was born in India in 1887. He went to Malaya in 1909 where he joined the police authority. He became fluent in Malay and also in Hokkien, Cantonese and Javanese. He published several Malay works. Around 1930 he moved to Perth, Australia, and died in 1967.
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Book number: 120962
€  220.00 [Appr.: US$ 249.07 | £UK 187 | JP¥ 28180]
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Keywords: Southeast Asia, malaysia, malay, malaysian, asia, asie, asien, asiatic, children, rhymes, tales,

 
HICKSON, SYDNEY JOHN:
A Naturalist in the North Celebes. A Narrative of Travels in Minahassa, the Sangir and Talaut Islands, with Notices of the Fauna, Flora and Ethnology of the Districts Visited. London, John Murray, 1889.
. Pp. xvi, (1), 392. With a coloured frontispiece, 2 coloured folding maps and many illustrations. Red half calf, very lightly rubbed. Some light spotting to first few leaves. First edition of a narrative of the author's journey to the Malay Archipelago in 1885. The object of the visit was "investigating the anatomy and, if possible, the development of certain corals ... (also) a more detailed account of the fauna of the small island called Talisse, situated in the Straits of Banka, and a summary of our knowledge of the ethnology of the district of Minhassa". Casey Wood p. 386.
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Book number: 23004
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[CAMBODIA/ PENANG / CEYLON]. LOGAN, JAMES RICHARDSON, (ED.):
The Journal of the Indian Archipelago and Eastern Asia. Volume six. No. three. March 1852. Singapore, Printed for the editor by G.M. Frederick, 1852.
. Pp. (117)-178. With one map of Cambodia's coast. Disbound, sewing loose. Original printed wrappers, detached. A few tiny holes to upper margin not affecting the text.Comprises: Notices of the Coast of Cambodia, complete with a chart, by Captain G.D. Bonnyman; On Coffee Planting in Ceylon, by C.R. Rigg; Notices of Pinang, Chinese Coolies for the West Indies and; Geography of Cambodia by J.C. Miche, Bishop of Dansara.
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Book number: 120935
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 MARSDEN, WILLIAM:, A Grammar of the Malayan Language, with an Introduction and a Praxis. London, for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812.
MARSDEN, WILLIAM:
A Grammar of the Malayan Language, with an Introduction and a Praxis. London, for the author by Cox and Baylis, 1812.
. 4to. Pp. (iv), (50), (2), 226, (1). Somewhat later brown cloth, corners bumped, hinges cracked, spine ends chipped. Internally fine. First edition. William Marsden (1754-1836) British historian, linguist, numismatist and pioneer of the scientific study of Indonesia. For eight years he resided in Bencoolen (Bangkhulu) in Sumatra where he studied the language and people. Back in England he was encouraged by Sir Joseph Banks and others of the Royal Society to prepare his collected material for publication. His comprehensive work "History of Sumatra" appeared in 1783 and in 1812 he published this grammar and also a dictionary of the Malay language, which form the basis of all subsequent Sumatran linguistics. Cordier BI 1405. Vater p. 244.
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Book number: 44042
€  1200.00 [Appr.: US$ 1358.55 | £UK 1020 | JP¥ 153709]
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 NORTH, MARIANNE:, Recollections of a Happy Life. Being the Autobiography of Marianne North. Edited by Her Sister Mrs. John Addington Symonds. Two volumes. New York and London, 1894.
NORTH, MARIANNE:
Recollections of a Happy Life. Being the Autobiography of Marianne North. Edited by Her Sister Mrs. John Addington Symonds. Two volumes. New York and London, 1894.
. Pp. viii, 352; (vi), 343. With 2 portraits, one double-page map, three other maps and one plate of the "Marianne North Gallery" in the Royal Gardens at Kew. Publisher's green cloth, title printed in gilt on spines and with plants 'Nepenthes northiana' (Miss North's pitcher-plant from Borneo) in gilt on covers. Old ownership inscription. First published in 1892. Marianne North became one of the most famous and loved Victorian Lady Travellers. For fifteen years she travelled all around the world aiming to paint as many tropical plants and flowers as she could in their own natural habitat. Her favourite places for painting were Borneo, Ceylon, Jamaica, and the Seychelles. In 1882 the North Gallery was opened in the Kew Gardens with her collection of paintings. Middleton, Victorian Lady Travellers, pp. 54-71. Robinson p. 146.
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Book number: 99116
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PENANG (PRINCE OF WALES).
The Picturesque Island of Malaya. Bolton, Tillotsons, 1932.
. Oblong 4to. Pp. (iv), 80. Original wrappers with gilt text on upper cover. With one map and 80 illustrations from photographs taken by Mr. Tan Joo Beng. The album is issued by the Municipal Commissioners of George Town. The photos depict city scenes with significant buildings and places, views from the North Coast, Penang Hills, Waterfall Gardens, important temples, and more.
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Book number: 121088
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 PFEIFFER, IDA:, A Lady's Second Journey round the World. From London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, etc. California, Panama, Peru, Equador, and the United States. Two volumes. London 1855.
PFEIFFER, IDA:
A Lady's Second Journey round the World. From London to the Cape of Good Hope, Borneo, Java, Sumatra, Celebes, Ceram, the Moluccas, etc. California, Panama, Peru, Equador, and the United States. Two volumes. London 1855.
. Pp. xii, 451; viii, 423, adv. 24. Publisher's green blind-stamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Binding slightly shaken and somewhat rubbed, spines faded. First English edition which preceded the first German edition (Vienna 1856). Ida Pfeiffer was the very first full-time woman traveller of all. She was born in Vienna in 1797 and at the age of 45, after raising two children and with a husband living away from home, she started to travel. She spent the rest of her life either on a journey or preparing for to travel. Her journeys became increasingly adventurous as she ventured further and further from the usual tourist track. Her books became very popular and translated all around the world. Robinson p. 25.
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Book number: 120769
€  860.00 [Appr.: US$ 973.63 | £UK 731 | JP¥ 110158]
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ROBINSON, WILLIAM / NETSCHER, E. (TRANSLATOR):
Proeve tot opheldering van de gronden der Maleische spelling. No place. (Batavia?, about 1854).
. 4to. Pp. x, 174, (1). Contemporary half calf, spine damaged. Old ownership signature on front free endpaper. Some browning, mainly in the margins. Lower right corner of title missing (small part without any text loss). Translated from the English "An attempt to elucidate the principles of Malayan orthography" (Fort Marlborough 1823) by Netscher. Included in: "Verhand. Batav. Genoot. v. Kunsten en Wetenschappen. XXVI, 1854-57". Cordier BI 1420. Cf Vater p. 244.
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Book number: 38015
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ST. JOHN, SPENCER:
Life in the Forests of the Far East; or Travels in Northern Borneo. Two volumes. London, Smith, Elder and Co., 1863.
. Pp. xvi, 406, (2); x, 424. With 3 folding maps and 16 coloured lithographs (of which 4 hand coloured botanical plates). Volume one partly with some water staining (one plate stained and another with minor stain). One map with light waterstain and one small tear at fold. Volume two clean and fine, mostly unopened. Publisher's green cloth, spines lettered and decorated in gilt, slightly rubbed. Old inscription ("Tumaru Book Club") on title page of second volume. Second, revised and enlarged edition (first 1862) of this well written and beautiful illustrated travel account. Spencer St. John (1825-1910) was appointed private secretary to Sir James Brooke in 1848, who was at the time commissioner and governor of Labuan. For a few years he acted temporarily as commissioner for Brooke and in 1856 he became British Consul in Brunei. St. John explored the country extensively and travelled to remote areas. He made two ascents of the famous Mount Kinabalu with Hugh Low. One of the peaks of Mount Kinabalu, St. John's Peak is named in his honour. This account is based on his own observations as well as by other travellers' experiences. Casey Wood p. 548.
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Book number: 99452
€  1400.00 [Appr.: US$ 1584.97 | £UK 1190 | JP¥ 179327]
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