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Portuguese epic on the capture of Malacca
Poema heroico por Francisco de Saa de Menezes. Lisbon Paolo Craesbeeck 1658
Second edition. 8vo (18.5 x 13.5), pp.[xii], 396. A very good copy bound in contemporary limp vellum, with remnants of original ties. Spine worn. Several sections of text browned, with occasional spotting. Early paper label on front pastedown, inscribed "Ex.e completo." Later stamp on front free endpaper: ABF Infante.
Barbosa Machado 2, 250. We locate seven copies outside of Portugal, at the British Library, Cornell, Illinois, Lilly Library, Oxford, National Library Board of Singapore, and National Library of Spain. We trace no copies at auction.
De Handelingen van Sir James Brooke op Borneo,
getoetst aan de officiele Engelsche Bescheiden en de bestaande Traktaten. Haarlem J.J. Weeveringh 1859
First edition, pp.viii, 308. A very good copy recently bound in quarter calf, marbled boards. Original front wrapper, a little frayed at edges, bound in.
Sylvia of Sarawak's copy, inscribed by author
The Dragon of Kinabalu.
With eight illustrations in colour by Mary Penrose-Thackwell. London Clement Ingleby 1936
First edition, 4to (27.5 x 20 cm), pp.xv, 124, 8 tipped in colour plates. A very good copy in the original quarter cloth, boards. With an enigmatic inscription "For Sylvia [Brooke] from Owen - hoping that, as the Malays say, she will always be a Princess on her own sleeping mat, & never sit on a golden cushion with an unquiet mind. R.M.S. Lancastria, May 1936".
The Pagans of North Borneo.
With an Introduction by C.G. Seligman. London Hutchinson & Co. 1929
First edition, pp.288, 75 plates, illustrations, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth, spine faded. From the library of Averil Mackenzie Grieve, wife of Cyril Le Gros Clark, a senior official in the pre-World War II Government of Sarawak. and author of Time and Chance, with her ownership signature.
Handbook of the State of British North Borneo.
Compiled from Reports of the Governor and Staff of North Borneo. With an Appendix showing the Progress and Development of the State to the End of 1920. London British North Borneo (Chartered) Company 1921
First edition, pp.112, frontispiece, 7 plates, large folding map. A very good copy in original cloth. Cloth surface at edge and on corner of rear cover dulled by tropical insect. Frontispiece replaced with age darkened tape. A typed note taped to end-paper states this copy was loaned to the (US) Army Map Service during World War II.
Die Negrito Asiens.
I: Geschichte, Geographie, Umwelt, Demographie und Anthropologie der Negrito. II:Ethnographie der Negrito, 1. Halbband: Wirtschaft und Soziologie. Wien-Modlingen 1952-54
First edition Two volumes, 4to, pp.xv, xiv, 496, 340, 60 plates, text illustrations, tables, 2 maps, 1 folding. Studia Instituti Anthropos, Volumes 6 & 12. A very good set in the original cloth-backed boards, slightly frayed dust-wrappers. Departmental rubber stamp on end-papers.
The Laws of the Straits Settlements.
Volume I. 1835-1900; Volume II. 1901-1907; Volume III. 1908-1912; Volume IV. 1913-1919; Volume V. Private Ordinances. Revised up to and including the 31st day of December, 1919, but exclusive of War and Emergency Legislation. London Waterlow & Sons 1920
(Revised edition) Five volumes, pp.xiv, 808; vi, 821; vi, 864; vii, 823; iv, 152. A good but rather browned complete set in worn original bindings.
The first book on British Malaya
A short account of the Prince of Wales's Island,
or Pulo Peenang, in the East-Indies; given to Capt. Light, by the King of Quedah. Ornamented with an elegant engraving, representing "A View of the North Point of the Prince of Wales's Island, and the ceremony of christening it." Also a chart, including the plan of the island. London John Stockdale 1788
First edition, 8vo, pp.(iii)-vi, (7)-34, , 12, , [1, blank], frontispiece, 2 folding maps. A very good copy in contemporary wrappers, original paper label on spine. Bound without half-title. Early stamp with coronet of the Holstein-Holsteinborg library to title-page.
Bastin & Rohatgi, Prints of Southeast Asia in the India Office Library, no.1
A Travellers Notes,
or Notes of a Tour through India, Malaysia, Japan, Corea, the Australian Colonies and New Zealand during the years 1891-1893. Chelsea James Veitch & Sons (for private circulation only) 1896
First edition, 4to, pp.219, 8 plates, text illustrations, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth.
A Malay - English Dictionary.
Part I: (Alif to Za). Part II: (Sin to Nya). Arranged according to the Jawi alphabet. Index. Singapore Kelly & Walsh. 1903
First edition, three parts bound in one, 4to, pp.ii, ix, 355, (357)-700, (4), (705)-717, liv, , v. Contemporary half calf, neatly re-backed, preserving original spine. A very good copy.