The rare materials collection : selections from the National Library, Singapore

"This book contains 50 specially curated items from the Rare Materials Collection, researched and written by a team of librarians from the National Library. Each article in this book contains a detailed description of the rare item as well as highlights of its history and provenance. Distilling 50 items from a 18,000-strong collection was a challenging task, and the final selection is at best only a representative snapshot of the complete repository"--Backcover.


The rare materials collection : selections from the National Library, Singapore
Singapore. National Library Board
Singapore. National Library Board--Catalogs
Rare library materials--Singapore--Bibliography--Catalogs
Rare books--Singapore--Bibliography--Catalogs
National Library Board Singapore, 2020
Digital Description
application/pdf, 11123 KB, ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
Table of Contents
The rare materials collection
A tribute fit for a prince
A missionary’s guide to Java and Bali
Malaya through one man’s eyes
An expat’s impressions of Singapore
A bilingual dictionary by a Scotsman
Crawfurd on Southeast Asia
Notes on a small island
A Portuguese map of Singapura
Celebrating a centenary
Logan’s journal
Raffles’ letters of intrigue
Raffles’ political manoeuvres
The map that opened up Southeast Asia
The book that almost didn’t happen
A war crimes trials snapshot
Propaganda paper
Singapore’s first school
Birds of the Malay Peninsula
Legends of the Malay kings
A bona fide history book
A battle captured in a map
A poetic travelogue in Tamil
When Singapore was Cinca Pula
A Chinese classic in Baba Malay
A Singapore-made Qur’an
Indian Muslim devotional poems
English nursery rhymes with a Malay spin
Stories of Abdullah
The first English and Malay dictionary
Of spells and magic
Hear ye hear ye
Singapore’s role in the Chinese revolution
A handy cookbook
A glimpse of 1930s Singapore
About law and order
A magazine for the Straits Chinese
Through the eye glass
The pulse of Malayan literature
Early history of the Chinese community
A dictionary that bridged two races
Singapore in Sepia
The gospel in Chinese
The first public library
A Christian sermon in Malay
Cartoons of terror
About Babas and the Chinese
The first directory
A colonial cookbook
In aid of the motherland
The first newspaper
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