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Notes on the Malay Archipelago and Malacca. Compiled from Chinese Sources.

Notes on the Malay Archipelago and Malacca. Compiled from Chinese Sources.

by Groeneveldt, Willem Pieter

Batavia: W. Bruining, 1876. First edition, pp.x, 144, folding map. An offprint from Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wettenschappen, Verhandelingen Vol. XXXIX. A reading copy, complete and clean, but disbound and preserved in later cloth-backed card. The first publication of an important selection of translations from early Chinese sources on the Malay Archipelago, with many references to Borneo and Brunei.
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£207.20
The Pagans of North Borneo. With an Introduction by C.G. Seligman.

The Pagans of North Borneo. With an Introduction by C.G. Seligman.

by Rutter, Owen

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1929. First edition, pp.288, 75 plates, illustrations, folding map. A very good copy in original cloth, spine faded. This full anthropological study of the Dusun and Murut peoples is probably Owen Rutter's most important work. He saw it as the first of two volumes, the second, regretfully never completed, was to be a study of the Muslim peoples of North Borneo. Drawing on his experience of five years as magistrate and district officer for the British North Borneo... Read more
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£207.20
The New Ceylon.  Being a Sketch of British North Borneo or Sabah. From Official and other exclusive sources of information with new and original maps corrected to date.

The New Ceylon. Being a Sketch of British North Borneo or Sabah. From Official and other exclusive sources of information with new and original maps corrected to date.

by Hatton, Joseph

London: Chapman and Hall, 1881. First edition, pp.xi, viii, 209, frontispiece, 3 maps, 2 folding. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt. Head of spine lightly rubbed. Light foxing to end-papers. Large map laid down on linen. The first book on the activities of the North Borneo Company, published in the year of the Granting of the Royal Charter and with the encouragement of the Company. The author was the father of Frank Hatton who died exploring North Borneo two years after this... Read more
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£472.50
Visitor's Guide to Kinabalu Park Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

Visitor's Guide to Kinabalu Park Sabah, Malaysian Borneo

by Phillipps, Anthea with Francis Liew

London: New Holland. 2000. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - Card Wraps. Illustrated with colour photographs and black & white drawings. Two-toned maps. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 128 pages. . 1st Edition. Softcover.
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AU$18.00
The Raja of Sarawak. An Account of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., LL.D., given chiefly through Letters and Journals.

The Raja of Sarawak. An Account of Sir James Brooke, K.C.B., LL.D., given chiefly through Letters and Journals.

by Jacob, Gertrude L

London: Macmillan & Co., 1876. First edition, two volumes, pp.xii, 379; 393, two frontispieces, two coloured maps, one folding. Minor rubbing to corners and edges. A very good set in original cloth. Spines professionally restored. Tear to free end-paper of volume 2. The most detailed and perhaps the most interesting of the biographies of Brooke. Gertrude Jacob was the niece and adopted daughter of General Sir George Legrand Jacob, hero of the Indian mutiny and friend of James Brooke. He had been... Read more
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£997.50
Two Years in the Jungle.  The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.

Two Years in the Jungle. The Experiences of a Hunter and Naturalist in India, Ceylon, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo.

by Hornaday, William T

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1910. Ninth edition pp.xix, 512, illustrations, 2 folding maps. A very good copy in original cloth. William Hornaday, a young American zoologist, travelled extensively to collect wild animals for American Museums. In this book he describes his exploratory and hunting trips throughout Sarawak in 1878. A folding coloured map shows the areas occupied by various 'Dayak' tribes and sub-tribes.
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£207.20
Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo. Travels and Researches of a Naturalist in Sarawak.

Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo. Travels and Researches of a Naturalist in Sarawak.

by Beccari, Odoardo

London: Archibald Constable, 1904. First edition, pp.xxiv, 423, 61 illustrations, 3 maps. A very good copy internally. Original cloth, gilt. Front and rear board very good. Spine damaged. An important book by one of the great botanical explorers who was in Sarawak 1865-67.
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£246.40
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke. With Illustrations by Oswald W. Brierley.

A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke. With Illustrations by Oswald W. Brierley.

by Keppel, Captn. The Hon. Henry

London: Richard Bentley, 1853. First edition Two volumes, pp.xiv, 301; vii, 286, 8 tinted lithographed plates, folding map. A very good clean set in original cloth, gilt, head of spine repaired. Keppel was a strong supporter of James Brooke both in his actions against pirates and in his role in establishing the Government of Sarawak. His account of events and individuals covers an important period in the history of British Borneo. Its publication was warmly welcomed by the influential Journal of the... Read more
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£1,260.00
Versuch einer Grammatik der Dajackschen Sprache.

Versuch einer Grammatik der Dajackschen Sprache.

by Hardeland, August

Amsterdam: Frederik Muller, 1858. First edition pp.viii, 374, [2]. A very good copy bound in contemporary quarter calf. With presentation inscription from the Niederlaendischen Bibelgesellschaft to the British and Foreign Bible Society, and blind stamp of the latter. A detailed grammar based on the Ngaju language as spoken at Pulopetak in south-central Kalimantan, compiled by a missionary who had spent many years in the region. The full Ngaju text of a magic chant, "Augh olo Balian Hapan... Read more
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£682.50
Pioneering in the Far East, and Journeys to California in 1849 and to the White Sea in 1878.

Pioneering in the Far East, and Journeys to California in 1849 and to the White Sea in 1878.

by Helms, Ludvig Verner

London: W.H. Allen & Co., 1882. First edition, pp.vii, 408, 27 plates, 3 maps, 1 folding. A very good largely uncut copy in the original pictorial cloth, gilt. Spine professionally restored at head and tail. Small shelf label on spine. Ludvig Helms was the first Manager in Sarawak for the Borneo Company. He provides an important account of the first Rajah and his activities, and especially a corrective account of the latter's nephew, Captain Brooke Brooke, who was dispossessed of his right to... Read more
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£708.75
Hikayat Bandjar. A Study in Malay Historiography.

Hikayat Bandjar. A Study in Malay Historiography.

by Ras, J.J

The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1968. First edition pp.xiii, 651, 2 maps. KITLV Bibliotheca Indonesica 1. A very good copy in original cloth. A scholarly translation of this most important Malay text on the history of southern Borneo, with comparison of the various extant manuscripts.
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£210.00
On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with your ears open

On Patrol with the SAS: Sleeping with your ears open

by McKay, Gary

Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 2007. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings/Maps. xxi, 305 pages Follows the men of the Australian Special Air Service Regiment as they conduct operations in Borneo and South Viet Nam. . Reprint. Trade Paperback.
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AU$14.00
A Dark Place in the Jungle.  Following Leakey's Last Angel into Borneo

A Dark Place in the Jungle. Following Leakey's Last Angel into Borneo

by Spalding, Linda

New York: Seal Press. 1999. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. A Near Fine copy. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 272 pages. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . Reprint. Softcover.
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AU$12.00
Rajah Brooke & Baroness Burdett Coutts. Consisting of the Letters from Sir James Brooke, first White Rajah of Sarawak, to Miss Angela (afterwards Baroness) Burdett Coutts. Edited, and with a running commentary throughout, by Owen Rutter. Foreword by Her Highness the Ranee Margaret of Sarawak.

Rajah Brooke & Baroness Burdett Coutts. Consisting of the Letters from Sir James Brooke, first White Rajah of Sarawak, to Miss Angela (afterwards Baroness) Burdett Coutts. Edited, and with a running commentary throughout, by Owen Rutter. Foreword by Her Highness the Ranee Margaret of Sarawak.

by Rutter, Owen (Editor)

London: Hutchinson & Co., 1935. First edition, pp.317, 17 illustrations. A very good copy in lightly dust soiled original cloth. A fascinating record of the friendship between Rajah Brooke and the heiress, Baroness Burdett Coutts, and of her substantial financial contributions in support of the government of Sarawak.
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£168.00
The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature.

The Malay Archipelago: The Land of the Orang-Utan, and the Bird of Paradise. A Narrative of Travel, with Studies of Man and Nature.

by Wallace, Alfred Russel

London: Macmillan, 1872. Fourth edition pp.xvi, 653, 51 illustrations, 9 maps, 2 folding. Bound in original cloth, gilt, with minor rubbing to spine and corners. The book block is in very good condition.
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£224.00
The Odyssey of a Pearl Hunter.

The Odyssey of a Pearl Hunter.

by Burdett, Fred D. & King, Percy J

London: Herbert Jenkins, 1931. First edition pp.320, frontispiece, illustrations. A very good copy in original cloth. With the bookplate of Owen Rutter. A little scattered light spotting. With a description of a visit to the Sultan of Sulu in Jolo and of pearl fishing in the waters between Borneo and the Philippines.
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£194.25
The Savage Life. A second series of "Camp Notes".

The Savage Life. A second series of "Camp Notes".

by Boyle, Frederick

London: Chapman & Hall, 1876. First edition, 8vo, pp.viii, 332. A very good copy in original cloth. Corners slightly bumped. Frederick Boyle (1841-1914) was a journalist and barrister who went to Sarawak in 1863. This collection of "stories" is based on his extensive travels. Three, A Haunted Jungle; The Rajah's Diamond; [and] The Sarawak Gazette, are set in Sarawak and culled from Boyle's lengthy sojourn there. Another, Changhi, is set in Singapore. While reading like fiction,... Read more
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£682.50
State of Brunei. Annual Reports, 1956-1969.

State of Brunei. Annual Reports, 1956-1969.

by [Brunei]

Bandar Seri Begawan , 1957-1970s. First edition Thirteen volumes, each 200 or more pages, illustrations, folding maps. A very good set in dust wrappers. An indispensible source for the study of the post-War history of Brunei. Each Report contains a wealth of contemporary statistics and information not published elsewhere.
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£525.00
About Ceylon and Borneo. Being an Account of Two Visits to Ceylon, one to Borneo, and How We Fell Out on our Homeward Journey.

About Ceylon and Borneo. Being an Account of Two Visits to Ceylon, one to Borneo, and How We Fell Out on our Homeward Journey.

by Clutterbuck, Walter J

London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1891. First edition, pp.x, 265, 8 plates, 2 maps in colour, numerous text illustrations. Original cloth a little marked, spine cocked. Overall a very good copy. Some ninety pages describe Brunei and North Borneo as Clutterbuck saw them in 1890.
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£262.50
Lintang Camp. Official Documents and Papers collected from the Records of the Civilian Internment Camp (No.1 Camp) at Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak, during the Years 1942-1943-1944-1945.

Lintang Camp. Official Documents and Papers collected from the Records of the Civilian Internment Camp (No.1 Camp) at Lintang, Kuching, Sarawak, during the Years 1942-1943-1944-1945.

by Archer, John Beville, editor

Kuching: Printed and published with the approval of the late General Committee of Lintang Camp., 1946. First edition, pp.130, tables. A very good copy in lightly frayed and creased original wrappers. An extremely scarce publication, edited, compiled, and privately published by the Chief Secretary to the pre-War Government of Sarawak, himself an internee, providing a unique record of administrative life in the infamous civilian internment Camp. With a list of all known internees.
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£682.50
Report on the Iban of Sarawak. Vol. 1: Iban Social organization. Vol.2: Agriculture, Land Usage and Land Tenure among the Iban.

Report on the Iban of Sarawak. Vol. 1: Iban Social organization. Vol.2: Agriculture, Land Usage and Land Tenure among the Iban.

by Freeman, J.D

Kuching, 1955. First edition Two volumes bound in one, folio, pp.(viii), 54; (iv), 85, illustrations, 2 folding charts. A very good copy in original cloth-backed boards. Rear cover spotted. The scarce first edition of Professor Freeman's Report compiled for the Colonial Social Science Research Council.
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£168.00
A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke. With Illustrations by Oswald W. Brierley.

A Visit to the Indian Archipelago, in H.M. Ship Maeander. With Portions of the Private Journal of Sir James Brooke. With Illustrations by Oswald W. Brierley.

by Keppel, Captn. The Hon. Henry

London: Richard Bentley, 1853. First edition Two volumes, pp.xiv, 301; vii, 286, 8 tinted lithographed plates. A good used set bound in recent quarter calf, marbled boards. Both frontispieces are foxed. The chart of the Indian Archipelago is missing, but a photocopy is loosely inserted.
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£525.00
Copy of Correspondence between Lord Wodehouse and Sir James Brooke, on alleged Discrepancy between his "Vindication" and his Deposition of 1849.

Copy of Correspondence between Lord Wodehouse and Sir James Brooke, on alleged Discrepancy between his "Vindication" and his Deposition of 1849.

by [Brooke, Sir James]

London: [Her Majesty's Sationery Office], 1853. First edition, one leaf, printed on both sides. A very good copy, very slight edge wear. Lord Wodehouse, who became the first Earl of Kimberley in 1866, was a Liberal politician. At the time of this correspondence he was Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Lord Aberdeen's ministry. Brooke typically answered the accusation with gusto, concluding "I shall be glad to find that Mr. Hume can as easily explain the... Read more
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£207.20
Adventures of a Naval Officer. Edited by Sir Spenser St. John.

Adventures of a Naval Officer. Edited by Sir Spenser St. John.

by Hunter, Charles

London: Digby, Long & Co., 1905. First edition pp.283. A very good copy in original cloth. Slightly cocked. "Those who lived in the Malay Archipelago between 1840 and 1860, will readily recall most of the incidents related in this book, as they were well known, and are not the imaginings of a romantic fancy", states Spenser St. John, ostensibly the editor of this romanticised biography of Captain Hunter covering his exploits in the Malay archipelago. According to Graham Irwin in... Read more
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£404.25
An Accurate Map of the East Indies Exhibiting the Course of the European Trade both on the Continent and Islands

An Accurate Map of the East Indies Exhibiting the Course of the European Trade both on the Continent and Islands

by BOWEN, Emanuel

London: Bowen, Emanuel. unbound. Map. Uncolored Engraving. Image measures 14 1/2" x 17 3/4". This elaborate map of the East Indies extends from Australia, the Philippines and the Carolines in the east to India, the Malvdives and Afganistan in the West. The index includes towns and geographic features such as mountains, rivers, and islands. In addition, the map also features information about trade winds in the Indian Ocean and South China Sea. The coast of early Australia, labeled here as... Read more
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$550.00