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Ming E. Wong SINGAPORE The Business Traveller's Handbook
Stacey International, 2009 First Edition. Book Condition: Near Fine Condition. A Gorilla Guide Size: 8.5" x 5" approx. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Travel & Places; ISBN: 1903185092. Inventory No: 0031875. (Book ref. 0031875) £7.50
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MOUNTBATTEN , Earl: Report to the Combined Chiefs of Staff by the Supreme Allied Commander South-East Asia 1943-1945, Vice-Admiral the Earl Mountbatten of Burma
HMSO, 1951 Roy. 4to., First Edition, with numerous maps (the majority coloured in outline), and charts in the text; original printed wrappers, covers lightly age-soiled and rubbed at extremities else a very good, bright, clean copy. Contains lists of commanders down to flotilla, brigade, group official reports.The most detailed and important summary of the campaign in SE Asia. Includes several appendices and annexures. Increasingly elusive in this condition. Enser, p.90; Graham & Cole A19. (Book ref. 18909) £30.00
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'OUTPOST', pseud.: Singapore Nightmare. A Story of the Evacuation and an Escape to Australia. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED dust wrapper
John Crowther, [1942] Sm. 8vo., First Edition, with 16 plates on 8 and 3 full-page maps in the text; original white boards, red cloth back lettered in black, a near fine copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter with one tiny closed tear and some very light age-soiling on (predominantly yellow) rear panel. An epic story of the evacuation of Singapore and the experiences of an Englishman escaping from the Japanese. He was bombed, machine-gunned, marooned, shipwrecked and finally helped by friendly natives and Dutch officials to reach Australia safely. 'The photographs have been kindly loaned by the Malaysia Information Bureau'. Chapter VI gives an official list of AIF honours and awards (including one VC), together with their citations. In this condition, a rare survival. Enser, p.405. (Book ref. 18884) £32.00
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J.G.FARRELL. The Singapore Grip.
Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London, 1978. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition, first printing. 558pp. Red boards lettered in gold at spine. A tiny hint of spotting and a single unsightly stain to top edge, else an extremely crisp and bright copy in dust wrapper, just a fraction tanned and rubbed at one or two extremities. Farrell's sixth book, the final volume of his celebrated Empire trilogy and the last work published before his untimely death. (Book ref. BC10979) £25.00
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Kirby Maj-Gen S W History of the Second World War: The War Against Japan Volume I
H. M. Stationery Office HMSO, 1971. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 568pp, maps, illus, The Loss of Singapore, contents very good - some pages exhibit minor soiling but maps are fine. Original green cloth. Jacket is darkened and spine of jacket is worn at the top and bottom edges with some small loss at edges. (Book ref. AB003935) £60.00
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Gough Richard The Escape from Singapore
Billing & Sons, 1987. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 0718306554 A story of the attempt by a small secret unit of the evacuation of troops from the island, 246 pgs, index, illus, VG in VG jacket (Book ref. 002734) £12.50
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Tregonning, K. G. Home Port Singapore : A History of Straits Steamship Company Limited 1890-1965
Singapore: Oxford University Press for Straits Steamship Company Limited, 1967. Illustrated by N/a. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7" - 9" Large 321pp plus 53 plates to the rear. 1967. First edition. Gilt embossed original publisher's blue cloth. A lovely, clean, tight near fine copy in like wrapper. No inscriptions. A loosely inserted 'with the compliments of Straits Steamship Co., Ltd. Singapore'. Several maps - one fold-out. Slight and perfectly normal age toning to the pages. The wrapper has not been price-clipped with a little fading to the spine of the wrapper and a couple of slight creases to the extreme head of the front panel. A super, well preserved copy. (Book ref. 227619) £63.00
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London. Penguin. 2001. Paperback. 184 pages. B.w. illustrations. Maps. Fine in fine papercover. Unread book. ISBN: 0-14-139133-2. (Book ref. 7427) £4.00
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ELPHICK Peter: SINGAPORE: THE PREGNABLE FORTRESS - A Study in Deception, Discord and Desertion.
London. Hodder. Hardback. 441 pages. B.w. photographs. Map. Fine in fine d.w. Edge of textblock beginning to yellow. Lacks title page. ISBN: 0-340-61316-5. (Book ref. 7256) £7.95
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D. H. MORGAN.: ESCAPE FROM SINGAPORE and Round the World Solo in a Volvo - An autobiography in two parts.
Published by the author. Undated (1990's?) Paperback. 231 pages. B.w. and colour illustrations. Fine in a fine papercover. Appears unread. No title page but nothing seems to have been removed from the book. (Book ref. 3150) £17.95
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Arthur McKenzie Singapore. We Got Away Or Did We?
Durham: The Pentland Press, 1995. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo Dustjacket not price clipped. Light sunning to the spine. 157pp. Contents clean, a nice copy. (Book ref. 067037) £5.00
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Moore, Donald The Sumatra: a Novel of the Far East
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1959. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Green cloth, 286 pages, no previous owner name, unclipped pictorial dustjacket illustrated by Biro, in protective clear sleeve, some marks on back panel. Novel of political and racial conflict set in the Far East, the story of Eurasian doctor, Edinburgh trained Philip Mehta. (Book ref. 4219) £8.50
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Fine Art Views Straits Settlements and Federated Malay States
London: John Little. Hard Cover. Good. 4to Oblong 4to. 14pp of black and white photographs. Central leaf detached from staple otherwise good.Original yellow card covers. Slightly grubby and lightly shelf-worn otherwise good. Scarce. (Book ref. 21078) £40.00
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Chin, Kin Wah The Defence of Malaysia and Singapore: The Transformation of a Security System 1957-1971
Hardcover Cambridge University Press 1st Edition 1982 231 0521243254 All items in stock -posted First Class on day of order (if received before 4.00pm) - expect next day delivery in UK, or within 3-6 working days for all non-UK destinations Dustwrap Very Good (Book ref. 541175) £40.00
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BENNETT (H.G), Gen.: Why Singapore Fell. THE INDIAN EDITION
Thacker & Co., Bombay, [1945] 8vo., First Indian Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, 34 plates on 28, a full-page map in the text and endpaper maps in blue and black, neat contemporary inscription on half-title; original pictorial boards, cloth back, backstrip with printed paper label, a remarkably bright, clean well-preserved copy. Published a year after the first (Angus & Robertson) edition. Detailed account by the Australian OC of his defence of Malaya and Singapore, and his subsequent (and controversial) escape leaving the majority of his force to harrowing captivity. With several appendices. A RARE SURVIVAL, ESPECIALLY IN THIS CONDITION. Enser, p.404 (recording only the UK edition). (Book ref. 18774) £40.00
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ATTIWILL (K).: The Singapore Story
Frederick Muller, [1959] 8vo., First Edition, with 24 plates on 12 and front and rear endpaper maps in blue; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy in unclipped dust wrapper, the latter with minor loss (not affecting lettering) at bottom edge of front panel and lightly age-soiled on (predominantly white) rear panel. Attiwill, himself a Singapore veteran, provides a vividly-written account of the fall of Singapore. Enser, p.404. (Book ref. 18775) £12.00
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Tweedie, M W F (General Editor): Illustrated by A Fraser-Brunner: Common Birds of the Malay Peninsular
Kuala Lumpur, Longman1970 ISBN 0582694507 Second edition with new introduction, first published as Common Malayan Birds in 1960, near fine condition, pictorial laminated hardback coverboards, 69 pages including index, 20 colour plates by A Fraser-Brunner, -------------The author is a naturalist who came to Malaya in 1932, and spent 25 years on the staff Raffles Museum. (Book ref. 1215) £10.00
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Tham, Ah Kow: The Food and Feeding Relationships of the Fishes of the Singapore Straits: Fishery Publications Vol 1 No 1, 1950
London: H M S O for Colonial Office, 1950 First edition, stapled booklet, 7" x 10", very good condition, printed card covers creased at bottom corners and a bit grubby and .5" tear to top, small sticker with ink seriel no on top left front cover, 35 pages, internally clean and tight, numerous b/w charts. (Book ref. 2326) £18.00
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Strange, Morten (Text and Photographs): Tropical Birds of Malaysia & Singapore
Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd, 2000 Hardback, first edition, 130mm x 190mm, as new condition, no dust-jacket as published, publisher's original laminated illustrated boards, 64 pages including index, over 100 full-colour photo illustrations-------Features 96 typical species and clearly describes their special characteristics. Scientific and common names listed. (Book ref. 2708) £17.00
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Stanistreet, J A: The Malayan Railway - Keretapi Tanah Melayu
UK: Oakwood Press, 1973 First edition, stapled paperback, 8.5"x5.5", very good condition, uncreased illustrated glossy card covers, 63 pages, 35 b/w photo illustrations of stock - stations - railways, b/w map - principal stations ---------- Contents: Author's note; Introduction and brief history; Track, signalling, motive power; A footplate ride on the day mail; Rolling stock; Railway ancillaries; Sentul works; Kuala lumpur locomotive shed; Preservation: Staff; Traffic;Appendices:-A- numbers & names of the 56 'o' class locomotives;B- projected lines and others of malaysia; stamps & railways;C- steam locomotive dimensions-malayan rly & constituents;D- locomotive numbering systems;E- miscellaneous locomotive works numbers;F- the general managers 1901 - 1972 (Book ref. 2616) £25.00
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