Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Buried Treasure

Johnstone, Paul, Buried Treasure, London: Phoenix House Limited, 1957, pp111 with 67 plates and a frontispiece. Dustjacket torn at top edge.

This hardcover book was dug up like buried treasure from a huge pile of used books at a corner inside the Skoob bookshop at Bangsar Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

In 1998, I flew north over there to watch the Commonwealth Games held for the first time in Malaysia, and dropped over into that bookshop at the same time. I'd bought a number of used hardbacks and paperbacks, and this was one of those books that I'd brought home.

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