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  • D'Alpuget, Blanche
    MONKEYS IN THE DARK.

    Edition: First printing.

    Sydney & London: Aurora Press, 1980. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Australian author's first novel, set in Indonesia in 1966. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Striking dustjacket illustration by Donald Friend. ISBN: 0-86748-001-7.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dustjacket ( inscription.)

    Book ID: 16175
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  • THE PAINTED ALPHABET. by Darling, Diana.
    Darling, Diana.
    THE PAINTED ALPHABET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, one which blends mythic and modern times together, set in Bali and based on an old Balinese epic poem. The author, an American sculptor, has lived in Bali for ten years. Illustrated title page. 209 pp. ISBN: 0-3965593506.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.)

    Book ID: 79170
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  • BLACK WATER. by Doughty, Louise.
    Doughty, Louise.
    BLACK WATER.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2016). First edition - Award-winning author's seventh novel - "a masterful thriller about espionage, love, and redemption. . . Moving between Europe during the Cold War, Civil Rightsera California, and Indonesia during the massacres of 1965 and the subsequent military dictatorship, Black Water explores some of the darkest events of recent history through the story of one troubled man." 342 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy black wrappers.

    Book ID: 68520
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  • IN THE ENEMY CAMP. by Duncan, Robert L.
    Duncan, Robert L.
    IN THE ENEMY CAMP.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Delacorte, (1985) dj. Hardcover first edition - An international thriller. "When his closest aide is assassinated, Ivy League American ambassador Charles Clements enters the treacherous world of Indonesian politics to track down the murderer from among the six men vying to control the wealth of Indonesia's oil fields." 302 pp. ISBN: 0-385293887.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket (some spine slant)

    Book ID: 75682
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  • STORY CLOTHS OF BALI. by Fischer, Joseph.
    Fischer, Joseph.
    STORY CLOTHS OF BALI.

    Edition: First printing.

    Berkeley, CA: Ten Speed Press, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The first major study of an unusual group of Balinese embroideries - the "story cloths" which are used as ritual decorations and offerings in Balinese and Hindu temples, household ancestor shrines, and village ceremonial buildings - this includes over 200 examples from the author's own collection, depicted in full color. Discusses the various stitching techniques employed for each piece, how to determine the skill level of specific stitches, and the cultural significance of each textile. Includes a glossary of important Balinese characters and terms, bibliography and index. Large format, printed on heavy glossy stock throughout. A beautiful book. 144 pp. ISBN: 1-58008-4877.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 34758
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  • KAMPONG. by Hardy, Ronald.
    Hardy, Ronald.
    KAMPONG.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    London: Frederick Muller. (1957) dj. Hardcover - A novel set on the island of Java in 1950, in the newly independent country of Indonesia, where there is still hostility and resentment against the Dutch colonists. A medical unit, formed by the United Nations, is involved in a desperate fight against the disease of yaws where 10 million had been stricken. 240 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light toning to the pages, price-clipped)

    Book ID: 81593
    Keywords: Fiction, indonesia, java, yaws
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  • GRANTA 62, Summer 1998: WHAT YOUNG MEN DO. by Jack, Ian, editor. Dani Shapiro, signed. Tim Parks, Richard Lloyd Parry, Todd McEwen, Richard Ford and others, contributors.
    Jack, Ian, editor. Dani Shapiro, signed. Tim Parks, Richard Lloyd Parry, Todd McEwen, Richard Ford and others, contributors.
    GRANTA 62, Summer 1998: WHAT YOUNG MEN DO.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Granta USA, 1998. SIGNED first edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. SIGNED by Dani Shapiro at her story 'The Mistress." The title story: What Young Men Do . Richard Lloyd Parry Discovers Modern Indonesia"s War on Severed Heads Other contributors include Richard Lloyd Parry, Richard Ford, Simon Arimitage, Todd McEwen, Sebastiao Salgado, Nicholas Shakespeare, Tim Lott, Tim Parks.. Illustrated with photographs and maps. Notes on contributors. 256 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0141545.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers (lower fore-edge slightly bumped.)

    Book ID: 57754
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  • EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700. by Kent, Raymond K.
    Kent, Raymond K.
    EARLY KINGDOMS IN MADAGASCAR 1500-1700.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Based on detailed research into the precolonial history of Madagascar in an attempt to provide a more balanced answer to the questions of how the early kingdoms formed, their growth, and why did they change. He discovered that African influences -versus those from Asia - were more significant than previously thought. Illustrated with black and white photographs and 12 maps. xvi, 336 pp. ISBN: 0-030841712.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket. (sunning to spine and upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 47215
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  • AMONG THE DARK MOUNTAINS or Cast Away in Sumatra. by Ker, David.
    Ker, David.
    AMONG THE DARK MOUNTAINS or Cast Away in Sumatra.

    Edition: Hardcover.

    London and Glasgow: Blackie & Son Limited. n.d. (ca 1930) dj. Hardcover - An adventure story for boys "based on adventures taken from life . . . in the state of Sumatra when Mrs Ker and I visited it in the year of the eruption" - that is, the eruption of Krakatoa. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Frances Ewan. 296 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (missing front endpaper, some foxing to the first few pages, etc, but the green cloth cover is bright and attractive as is the uncommon dust jacket)

    Book ID: 63241
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  • Naipaul, V. S.
    BEYOND BELIEF: Islamic Excursions Among the Converted People.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - A follow-up to his book "Among the Believers" - a look at how the conversion to an Arabic religiion has affected the peoples of Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia (the largest Muslim population in the world), and Malyasia. Naipaul's accounts of the Islamic world were specifically cited in the announcement that he had won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001. Whether you agree with this or not, it is an important book. 408 pp. ISBN: 0-375501185.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (light crease on spine of dj)

    Book ID: 74740
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  • Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
    FOOTSTEPS.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Penguin, (1996.). The third volume in his masterwork, The Buru Quartet, set in what was the Dutch East Indies during the beginning of the twentieth century - "Absolutely stunning historical fiction set against the vivid and violent backdrop of a fledging nation." Praemodya was imprisoned by both the Dutch for his role in the Indonesian revolution and by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner, and these novels - which arose from the stories the author told to other prisoners during his imprisonment on Buru Island from 1965-1979 - were banned in Indonesia. Translated and with an introduction by Max Lane. Glossary. 474 pp. ISBN: 0-14-0256342.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 31913
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  • THE FUGITIVE. by Toer, Pramoedya Ananta
    Toer, Pramoedya Ananta
    THE FUGITIVE.

    Edition: First thus.

    New York: Morrow, (1990.) dj. Hardcover first edition - His first major novel, written while he was a political prisoner and originally published in Indonesia in 1950. New translation and introductory note by Willem Samuels, Set during World War II on the 16th and 17th of August, 1945 at the end of the Japanese occupation of Indonesia. 171 pp. ISBN: 0-688-086985.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 46309
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  • MEDICINAL PLANTS: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity. by Tomlinson, Timothy R. and Olayiwolda Akerele, editors.
    Tomlinson, Timothy R. and Olayiwolda Akerele, editors.
    MEDICINAL PLANTS: Their Role in Health and Biodiversity.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1978, the responded to increased interest in medicinal plants by convening a series of international consultations, seminars, and symposia to explore and promote the use of medicinal plants. Medicinal Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium convened by the World Health Organization in 1993. It presents an overview of the use of medicinal plants that includes a discussion of a variety of issues - scientific, economic, regulatory, agricultural, cultural - focused on the importance of medicinal plants to primary health care and global health care reform - with specific papers on ethnopharmacology and tropical forests in Belize, the role of botanical gardens, the uses of plants in…

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    Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - In 1978, the responded to increased interest in medicinal plants by convening a series of international consultations, seminars, and symposia to explore and promote the use of medicinal plants. Medicinal Plants presents the proceedings of a symposium convened by the World Health Organization in 1993. It presents an overview of the use of medicinal plants that includes a discussion of a variety of issues - scientific, economic, regulatory, agricultural, cultural - focused on the importance of medicinal plants to primary health care and global health care reform - with specific papers on ethnopharmacology and tropical forests in Belize, the role of botanical gardens, the uses of plants in primary care in Indonesia, traditional medicine in China and Korea, and much more. References at the end of each paper. Illustrated with botanical drawings. Index. xi, 221 pp. ISBN: 0-812234316.

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    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (some scattered highlighting)

    Book ID: 81871
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  • FEAR OF LANDING. by Waltner-Toews, David.
    Waltner-Toews, David.
    FEAR OF LANDING.

    Edition: First printing.

    Scottsdale, AZ: Poisoned Pen Press, (2007.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel by this noted epidemiologist, veterinarian and ecologist - "On the islands of Java and Bali in the early 1980s, Western governments are pouring millions of dollars into development schemes even as Indonesian strongman President Suharto violently stifles dissent. For Canadian veterinarian Abner Dueck, the spice islands are an exotic locale for the seemingly mundane work of examining dead cows and working with old friends" - until two of his friends are murdered. 223 pp. ISBN: 1590583493.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 45833
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  • KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883. by Winchester, Simon
    Winchester, Simon
    KRAKATOA: The Day the World Exploded August 27, 1883.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2003) dj. Hardcover first edition - An examination of the world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano - Krakatoa - which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Maps. Illustrated. Suggestions for further reading, index. xvi, 416 pp. ISBN: 0-066212855.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (previous owner's name)

    Book ID: 78042
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