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  • GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest. by Alexander, Brian.
    Alexander, Brian.
    GREEN CATHEDRALS: A Wayward Traveler in the Rain Forest.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last…

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    New York: Lyons and Burford, Publishers, (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book which describes, with humor and sometimes dismay, Alexander's visits to six rain forests in different areas of the world, including Malaysia, Alaska, Guatemala, and the Amazon region. As the Booklist review noted his "childhood images of the fantasy jungles of Tarzan and Jungle Jim vanish when he journeys to several rain forests and encounters such realities as Brazilian troops stationed in the Amazon to prevent First World internationalization of the rain forest; fundamentalists in a rain forest village in Malaysia seeking the resettlement and religious conversion of animistic Aboriginal natives; luxury hotel chains, Reeboks, and racism on Dominica, home to one of the last oceanic rain forests; and the vague menace of guerrilla insurgents in Guatemala. Added to the political, religious, and racial tensions are the immutable, almost tangible heat, deadly snakes, life-threatening reactions to insect bites, shockingly polluted water sources, cholera, dengue fever, and all but nonexistent medical facilities." SIGNED on the title page with the words "Best wishes." Illustrated with full color photographs. 201 pp. ISBN: 1-558213996.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 80879
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61267
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 76347
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  • THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY. by Aw, Tash.
    Aw, Tash.
    THE HARMONY SILK FACTORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his…

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    New York: Riverhead Books, (2005) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's first novel - "The Harmony Silk Factory is the textiles store run by Johnny Lim, a Chinese peasant living in rural Malay in the first half of the twentieth century. It is the most impressive and truly amazing structure in the region, and to the inhabitants of the Kinta Valley Johnny Lim is a hero-a Communist who fought the Japanese when they invaded, ready to sacrifice his life for the welfare of his people. But to his son, Jasper, Johnny is a crook and a collaborator who betrayed the very people he pretended to serve, and the Harmony Silk Factory is merely a front for his father's illegal businesses." SIGNED on the title page. Winner of the Whitbread award. 378 pp. ISBN: 157322300X.

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    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 63660
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  • DOUBLE JEOPARDY. by Echenoz, Jean.
    Echenoz, Jean.
    DOUBLE JEOPARDY.

    Edition: First American edition.

    Boston: David R. Godine, Publisher, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Award-winning author's fifth novel, a fast-paced story involving the smuggling of guns to Malaysia, mutiny at sea, and unrequited love, translated from the French by Mark Polizzotti. 231 pp. ISBN: 0-879239166.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78204
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  • 3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World. by Letofsky, Polly.
    Letofsky, Polly.
    3 MPH: The Adventures of One Woman's Walk Around the World.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Denver: Tendril Press, )2010). SIGNED first edition - "Pursuing the spirit of adventure and an altruistic goal of raising global awareness and funds for breast cancer, Polly Letofsky broke down barriers and walked across four continents, 22 countries, and covered over 14,000 miles in five years to be the first American woman to successfully walk around the world." INSCRIBED on the half title page. Illustrated with photographs. 423 pp plus 3 pp ads. ISBN: 978-0984154326.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers ("Merry Christmas" on same page as author's inscription) .

    Book ID: 67722
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  • SORAK OF THE MALAY JUNGLE; or, How Two Young Americans Face Death and Win a Friend, #1 in Sorak series. by Richards, Harvey D. (pseudonym of Noel Everingham Sainsbury Jr , 1884-1956)
    Richards, Harvey D. (pseudonym of Noel Everingham Sainsbury Jr , 1884-1956)
    SORAK OF THE MALAY JUNGLE; or, How Two Young Americans Face Death and Win a Friend, #1 in Sorak series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Cupples & Leon Company, (1934). Hardcover - First book in this 4 book series intended to capitalize on the popularity of Tarzan. "The name Sorak means War Cry in the Malay country. He grows up among the most primitive of the Malay aborigines and learns to combat all the terrors of the jungle." In this book, Dick and Jack Preston are shipwrecked off the coast of the Malay penisula and are rescued by Sorak. Glossy frontispiece. Lists to #4 in ad at back of book. 206 pp plus 4 pp publisher's ads.

    Condition: Very good in red cloth with black lettering and illustration on front cover (spine sunned

    Book ID: 76184
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  • Tham, Hilary.
    TIGERBONE WINE (Poems)

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Washington, D.C.: Three Continents Press, (1992). First edition - A collection of poems by this writer, born in Malaysia,who brings different cultural perspectives to her writing about courage and people and their relationships. Illustrated by Jamaliah Morais. 85 pp. ISBN: 0-894107283.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 78502
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  • SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: Travels and Discoveries, 1964 -- 1984. by Theroux, Paul.
    Theroux, Paul.
    SUNRISE WITH SEAMONSTERS: Travels and Discoveries, 1964 -- 1984.

    Edition: First printing.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, dj, 1964. Hardcover first edition - Essays on a variety of topics - from travel, of course, including Malaysia, a leper colony, old Afghanistan, but also on Tarzan the expat, V. S. Naipaul, Graham Greene, John McEnroe, Rudyard Kipling and much more. 365 pp. ISBN: 0-395-382211.

    Condition: Near fine in a good only dust jacket (creasing and tears to the upper edge of the back cover of the dj.)

    Book ID: 49690
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  • GALLIONS REACH. by Tomlinson, H. M.
    Tomlinson, H. M.
    GALLIONS REACH.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1927. Hardcover first edition - The first novel by the writer best known for the classic "The Sea and the Jungle" and in itself considered a minor classic of sea-going fiction. Illustrated with a frontispiece and three inserted plates. Red and black illustrated endpapers. 237 pp.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth (some shelfwear, a bit of rubbing to the spine and a faint ring on the front cover, but overall quite sturdy and clean) no dust jacket .

    Book ID: 48727
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