about us

Antiquarian Booksellers "Gemilang" was established in 1983 after a 12-year traineeship (1970-1982) with a renowned Amsterdam/Haarlem based Antiquarian Bookseller and Publisher.
We are specialized in Antiquarian and Second-Hand Books covering Insular Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Oceania. Furthermore we deal in Books about Costume, Fashion and Textiles; China and Japan; Old and Rare books/pamphlets; Books of General Interest.
Subject-catalogues on our home-page represent only a small portion of our running stock. If a title cannot be found, kindly contact us.
We still maintain a very effective Searching Service, which is free and without any further obligation. Single Titles and Lists Wanted are welcome.
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Javanese Ruler Soerakarta (Solo) in Ceremonial Court Dress.

bookdescription and some terms explained:

All books offered have been carefully described and in original bindings, unless otherwise stated. Sizes given in 8 (Octavo), 4 (Quarto) and 2 (Folio), etc.
We maintain a high quality standard, Defaults, also minor ones, are always mentioned at end of each annotation, which is indicated by , between brackets (......).
Some technical terms applied in bookdescriptions explained:

a.e.g. : all edges gilded.
t.e.g. : top edge gilded.
s.I.: no place of publication present.
s.n.: no publisher's name present.
date of publication between square brackets, [....], not present, found after own research.
o.o.t.: Out-of-Text.
o.o.p.: Out-of-Print
dj.: original dustjacket present.
f.e.p.: free endpaper (at front or end of volume).
vol.: volume.