Consulting this book helps the reader understand the importance of the 'chop' - usually the ubiquitous rubber stamp today - in many parts of Southeast Asia. Seals in this region, as well as elsewhere, were a vital guarantee of of a document's authenticity. In this meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated book, the author, the head of the Southeast Asia section at the British Museum, catalogues more than 2,000 of such seals from present-day Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines and Thailand from the 16th to the 20th centuries. Near Fine Hardback in a Near Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition 785 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight: 3 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but may incur additional charges when posted outside Malaysia
Published by NUS Press, Singapore, 2019.
Condition: Apart from minor curling along some dust jacket edges and minimal rubbing of the cover edges, the book looks new.