Stories from the stacks : selections from the Rare Materials Collection National Library Singapore

"Stories from the Stacks showcases 48 artefacts from the Rare Materials Collection as well as a sprinkling of items from our other collections. It is a diverse selection comprising everything from a 15th-century copper-engraved map of Southeast Asia to the handwritten manuscripts of contemporary Singaporean writers. All the items are accompanied by essays written by a team of librarians from the National Library and invited researchers. These provide a detailed description of each artefact as well as highlights of its history"--Introdution.


Stories from the stacks : selections from the Rare Materials Collection National Library Singapore
Singapore. National Library Board
Singapore. National Library Board--Catalogs
Rare library materials--Singapore--Bibliography--Catalogs
Southeast Asia--History--Bibliography
Southeast Asia--History--Sources
National Library Board, Singapore, 2020
National Library Board Singapore
Digital Description
application/pdf, 9575 KB, 133 p. : ill. (some col.), maps
Table of Contents
Ptolemy's map of Southeast Asia ¬¬
From the royal courts to the people
Contested waters
The market by the sea
A book of early Dutch expeditions to the East Indies
Glimpses into Liu Kang's artistic journey
Poems in praise of Lord Muruga
Snapshots of early Sarawak
Raffles in his own words
A literary pioneer's awakening
Two early studies of the Malay language
Admiral Zheng He's navigation map
A Tamil-English bilingual book
Fang Xiu: a writer's dedication
Papers from the past: the Lee Kip Lee and Lee Kip Lin archives
A football rulebook in Jawi
Prelude to war: Japanese reconnaissance maps
A Tamil newspaper from Ceylon
An American in the Malay Archipelago
Diaries of a Chinese historian
Sachtler & Co.'s images of early Singapore
The first hydrographic survey of Singapore
Ka Perumal: musings by a Tamil poet
The secret world of magic in colonial Singapore
Photo albums of a plague fighter
Masuri S.N.: a poet with a social conscience
Shame of surrender: Japanese POWs in Singapore
A mysterious poet, a tragic ending
A plan to revive the Singapore River
Master poet Khoo Seok Wan's critiques
A book of Tamil names
A novel approach to Malayan history
A wartime magazine
Saving Singapore's forests
Patriot and philanthropist: Lim Kong Thing
Tanjong Pagar dock widens its berth
An early lithograph of Singapore
Tales from the account books
A Malay translation of an Urdu tale
An early architectural perspective
A colonial gentleman's collections
A poetic lament translated
A 1910 plan to colonise Southeast Asia
A scrapbook of pre-war English theatre
The making of Seletar rubber estates
The multi-talented Muhammad Ariff Ahmad
Singapore as seen by a Chinese scholar
Writing off a Sultan's debts
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