The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace

If there’s one book we recommend collecting on the Malay Archipelago, it’s The Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace, probably one of the most important books ever written about the region. Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) is one of the most important underrated figures of the 19th century. A friend

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Many Books Back in Stock!

Collected Poems of TS Eliot   Realms of Gold – John Keats (1906) The Book of Rustem, from the Persian Epic of Kings (1909)   The Dead Sea Scrolls The Travels of Marco Polo   Edward Lear’s Complete Nonsense Poems of Love – John Donne   The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1920)

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The Story of Auld Lang Syne

The Scottish independence referendum took place on 18 September 2014, and coincidentally, we recently acquired a beautiful edition of The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. Robert Burns is one of Scotland’s greatest poets and lived from 1759 to 1796. In 1788, he wrote the poem Auld Lang Syne, which is now one of the most

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Exhibition: Books and Maps on India

Dear all, Some of our books and maps related to India are not in our shop for the time being. Instead they will be exhibited at An Indian Voyage between 30 August – 10 September 2014 at Indigo Blue Art, Singapore’s premier contemporary Indian art gallery, located in Chinatown. If you’re interested in any book

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E-mail Technical Problems

Apologies to all who have sent us emails over the past week – our email service is experiencing difficulties, and a lot of emails are getting lost. You may not have received a reply because we probably didn’t receive your email. Please call 90906181 for enquiries/sales during business hours while we get our technical issues

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Happy National Day!

Today, we mark the day “Singapore is expelled from Malaysia and becomes the only country to date to gain independence unwillingly,” as Wikipedia so succinctly puts it. Happy National Day, everybody! Here are some other historic events that took place on 9 August. 117 – Trajan, Roman emperor, dies 1483 – Opening of the Sistine

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