Robert Yeo’s First Editions!

Fancy getting your hands on first edition copies of local and regional literary classics? Renowned playwright, poet and author Robert Yeo is offering his collection of pre-loved first edition books from his very own library! 

Dubbed “the most Singaporean of Singaporean writers” Robert has written several plays, including The Eye of History; several volumes worth of poetry, many of which are collected in The Best of Robert Yeo; and a novel, The Adventures of Holden Heng.

This collection of pre-loved books* is from his personal collection and contains novels, collections and non-fiction tomes. 

(*some books may have minor scuff marks)

A Brief Critical Survey of Prose Writings in Singapore and Malaysia

A Brief Critical Survey of Prose Writings in Singapore and Malaysia

Arthur Yap

$239.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1972. The books included in this brief survey are all in English. Those whic...

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$239.00
A Law unto Themselves

A Law unto Themselves

C. Northcote Parkinson

$49.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1966. The acclaim for Parkinson’s Law and its successors has undoubtedly bee...

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$49.00
A Many Splendoured Thing
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A Many Splendoured Thing

Han Suyin

$189.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1952. Dust jacket not included. — A Many-Splendoured Thing tells the story o...

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$189.00
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A Part of Three

A Part of Three

Robert Yeo

$50.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1989. Collection of Robert Yeo's poems which originally appeared in various ...

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$50.00
Academic Year

Academic Year

D.J. Enright

$39.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1984. Originally published in 1955, D. J. Enright’s first novel is the story...

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$39.00
An Introduction to Chinese Art

An Introduction to Chinese Art

Michael Sullivan

$159.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1961. Every so often there is a need for a book summing up the results of re...

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$159.00
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And The Rain My Drink

Han Suyin

$1,299.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1956. Dust jacket not included. — It is 1948 and the British in Malaya are s...

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$1,299.00
Commonplace

Commonplace

Arthur Yap

$189.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1977. Arthur Yap was educated at St Andrew’s School, Singapore, the Universi...

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$189.00
Creative Writing

Creative Writing

Marie Bong

$100.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1969. Have you, as a teacher, ever thrown up your arms in despair at the see...

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$100.00
Figures of Speech

Figures of Speech

D.J. Enright

$59.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1965. Never the twain shall meet’, insisted Mr Kipling—but that was in the d...

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$59.00
I Of The Many Faces

I Of The Many Faces

Ee Tiang Hong

$150.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1960. Ee Tiang Hong was born on 13th February, 1933 at Limbongan, Malacca. H...

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$150.00
If We Dream Too Long

If We Dream Too Long

Goh Poh Seng

$369.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1972. The book follows the life of Kwang Meng, a young 18-year-old who has j...

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$369.00
Insufficient Poppy

Insufficient Poppy

D.J. Enright

$69.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1960. Dust jacket not included.

$69.00
Island in the Centre

Island in the Centre

Rex Shelley

$39.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1995. This is Rex Shelley’s third novel set in Malaya and Singapore with sev...

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$39.00
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Leaving Home, Mother

Robert Yeo

$29.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1999. In his introduction to this book, Professor Michael Wilding of the Uni...

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$29.00
Little Ironies

Little Ironies

Catherine Lim

$259.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1978. Little Ironies: Stories of Singapore is a collection of seventeen shor...

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$259.00
Little Wilson and Big God

Little Wilson and Big God

Anthony Burgess

$49.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1987. This is the first volume of Anthony Burgess’s projected two-volume aut...

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$49.00
Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Lady Sophia Raffles

$259.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1991. The historical reputation of Sir Stamford Raffles, the founder of Sing...

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$259.00
Memoirs of A Migrant

Memoirs of A Migrant

Francis Thomas

$169.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1972. As teacher, politician, Minister of Communication and Works in both La...

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One Hundred Years of Singapore (Volume 1)
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One Hundred Years of Singapore (Volume 1)

C. M. Turnbull (Intro), Gilbert E. Brooke (Ed.), Roland St. J.Braddell (Ed.), Walter Makepeace (Ed.)

$139.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1991. Besides the provision of free entertainment and refreshments on the gr...

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One Hundred Years of Singapore (Volume 2)
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One Hundred Years of Singapore (Volume 2)

C. M. Turnbull (Intro), Gilbert E. Brooke (Ed.), Roland St. J.Braddell (Ed.), Walter Makepeace (Ed.)

$139.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1991. Besides the provision of free entertainment and refreshments on the gr...

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One Year Back Home

One Year Back Home

Robert Yeo

$29.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1990. This controversial play was first produced in Singapore in November 19...

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$29.00
Or Else, The Lightning God & Other Stories

Or Else, The Lightning God & Other Stories

Catherine Lim

$139.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1980. The second collection of stories by Catherine Lim following her highly...

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$139.00
People’s Action Party 1954-1979
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People’s Action Party 1954-1979

$79.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1979.  

$79.00
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Selves

Selves

Arun Mahizhnan (Ed.), Kwok Kian Woon (Ed.), National Arts Council, T Sasitharan (Ed.)

$79.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 2002.

$79.00
Singapore Artist Directory

Singapore Artist Directory

Empress Place Museum

$229.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1993.

$229.00
Singapore Artists

Singapore Artists

Singapore Cultural Foundation and Federal Publications (S) Pte Ltd

$229.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1982. Colour plates on almost every page, with one chapter for each artist. ...

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$229.00
Singapore Artists Speak 2

Singapore Artists Speak 2

Art & Artist Speak, Mr Thomas Yeo (Art Ed.), Tsang Sau Yin (Ed.)

$299.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1994. Singapore Artists Speak 2 completes the documentation of the work of l...

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$299.00
Singapore’s People’s Action Party
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Singapore’s People’s Action Party

Pang Cheng Lian

$39.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1971. Perhaps the single, most controversial political party in South-East A...

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Spider Boys

Ming Cher

$199.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1995. Written entirely in the street-slang English that is one of the author...

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$199.00
Straits Chinese: Beadwork & Embroidery
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Straits Chinese: Beadwork & Embroidery

Ho Wing Meng

$799.00

This title is part of Robert Yeo’s First Editions, it was published in 1987. Although much literature has been written on various aspects of Strait...

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