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  • SATOW, Ernest, Sir
    A DIPLOMAT IN JAPAN

    Berkeley, CA: Stone Bridge Press, 2006. pp (6), 472. Illustrations, glossary, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Originally published London, 1921. "The inner history of the criticial years in the evolution of Japan when the ports were opened and the monarchy restored, recorded by a diplomatist who took and active part in the events of the time, with an account of his personal experiences during that period."

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 50557
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  • QUENTIN, A.P.
    A TAOIST PEARL

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, light green decorated cloth stamped in black. pp (xvi), (144) + frontispiece (duplicating front cover); 15 designs in text and a few vignette drawings as tailpieces. An account of Father Siao Chi San, a Christian convert and priest. Text paper a bit toned, else a fine, bright copy. The dust jacket has a damp stain, small chips at ends, and small holes, to spine. Short edge tears and some yellowing to panels; good. Made from UK (SPCK) sheets. Whiteman, Macmillan of Canada, Appendix 353 E. The Author's Foreword is dated Toronto, October, 1927. "The art pages of this book were designed and drawn by Miss E.M. Breithaupt, of Kitchener, Ontario, who spend several yeas designing…

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    Toronto: Macmillan, 1928. Octavo, light green decorated cloth stamped in black. pp (xvi), (144) + frontispiece (duplicating front cover); 15 designs in text and a few vignette drawings as tailpieces. An account of Father Siao Chi San, a Christian convert and priest. Text paper a bit toned, else a fine, bright copy. The dust jacket has a damp stain, small chips at ends, and small holes, to spine. Short edge tears and some yellowing to panels; good. Made from UK (SPCK) sheets. Whiteman, Macmillan of Canada, Appendix 353 E. The Author's Foreword is dated Toronto, October, 1927. "The art pages of this book were designed and drawn by Miss E.M. Breithaupt, of Kitchener, Ontario, who spend several yeas designing for the China Health Association. They are based upon an intimate study of designs found on Chinese walls, porcelain, silks and coins." - p. vii. A nice copy. The designs, by a Canadian artist, are quite attractive. She also did the attractive cover design.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35850
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  • TANAKA, Hiroshi
    ASIAN LANDSCAPES

    Edition: First printing

    (Lethbridge, Alberta): (University of Lethbridge, 1977). Oblong octavo, card covers. pp 65. map, 30 sepia illustrations with text. Fine copy. Author's sketches made on his Asian travels over the previous 12 years. He was with the Dept. of Geology in the University of Lethrbridge. Signed by the author, May, 1977.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45495
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  • MONIER-WILLIAMS, MONIER, Sir, 1819-99
    BRAHMANISM AND HINDUISM: or, religious thought and life in India, as based on the Veda and other sacred books of the Hindus. Fourth edition, enlarged and improved

    London (Madras): John Murray (Higginbotham & Co.), 1891. 4th and best edition, Indian issue, with the Higginbotham spine imprint. Octavo, original brown cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, green marbled endpapers. pp (xxviii), (604) + frontispiece. Index. Yellowing to page edges; small spot on front cover neatly touched up; scattered foxing and ticks and lines in margins in pencil; soft vertical ridges to spine; Madras, 1910, pencil owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. First published in 1883 as RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND LIFE IN INDIA, this new edition "contains so many improvements and additions that it may be regarded as almost a new work." Sir…

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    London (Madras): John Murray (Higginbotham & Co.), 1891. 4th and best edition, Indian issue, with the Higginbotham spine imprint. Octavo, original brown cloth, sides ruled in blind, spine lettered and illustrated in gilt, green marbled endpapers. pp (xxviii), (604) + frontispiece. Index. Yellowing to page edges; small spot on front cover neatly touched up; scattered foxing and ticks and lines in margins in pencil; soft vertical ridges to spine; Madras, 1910, pencil owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy, inner hinges not cracked. First published in 1883 as RELIGIOUS THOUGHT AND LIFE IN INDIA, this new edition "contains so many improvements and additions that it may be regarded as almost a new work." Sir Monier was the second Boden Professor of Sanskrit at Oxford University. He taught Asian languages, at the East India Company College from 1844 until 1858. He believed that the conversion of India to Christianity should be one of the aims of oriental scholarship. He once predicted the demise of Hinduism and hoped Christianity would halt the spread of Islam. He was widely credited with the introduction of the word Hinduism into common English usage. 1.5 kg parcel.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42884
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  • HORWILL, George
    CAPITALISM AND THE FAR EAST. With an Introduction by J.C. Wedgwood, M.P., D.S.O.

    London: The Independent Labour Party, 1921. 16 pp, stapled, in self wrappers. A little curled at bottom from light damp stain throughout; else fine. I.L.P. Pamphlets. New Series. No. 43. "A war between the Unites States and Japan may not be the end of civilization, but it would certainly mean the ultimate doom of Europe becase of its effect on the development of China." Focuses on China and Japan. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover.

    Book ID: 22952
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  • CHINA IN CONVULSION (Two volumes) by SMITH, Arthur H.
    SMITH, Arthur H.
    CHINA IN CONVULSION (Two volumes)

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Revell, 1901. Two volumes, tall octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, dark green, and gilt. Vol. I: pp [4], (iii)- (xvi), 364, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and two folding maps. Vol. II: pp [4], (8), 365-770 + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and 3 maps (one folding). Index. Complete. Ex library. Spines a little darkened, with light remains of call numbers on Vol. I, sticker shadows on both. Vol. I has ink annotations and rubber stamps on endpapers, small rubber stamp on verso of title. Vol. II has bookplate inside front cover of Frederick C. Stephenson, M.D., cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; front free endpaper has ink name of…

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    New York: Revell, 1901. Two volumes, tall octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in black, white, dark green, and gilt. Vol. I: pp [4], (iii)- (xvi), 364, [4] + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and two folding maps. Vol. II: pp [4], (8), 365-770 + frontispiece with tissue guard, many plates, and 3 maps (one folding). Index. Complete. Ex library. Spines a little darkened, with light remains of call numbers on Vol. I, sticker shadows on both. Vol. I has ink annotations and rubber stamps on endpapers, small rubber stamp on verso of title. Vol. II has bookplate inside front cover of Frederick C. Stephenson, M.D., cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; front free endpaper has ink name of another Stephenson, small chip to upper inner and lower outer corners, small rubber stamps to endpapers and top margin of title leaf. No other library marks - no pouches or labels. Mild flaking to delicate white stamping on front covers. Otherwise a VG or better clean, tight and unworn jacketless pair, front covers bright and showing well. Arthur Henderson Smith (1845-1932) was an American missionary to China who stayed there for 54 years, becoming the best-known American missionary of his day. An extensive and important account of the Boxer Rebellion by one who knew China well and witnessed events. Now uncommon in the market. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41986
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  • WOOD, W.A.R.
    CONSUL IN PARADISE. Sixty-Nine Years in Paradise.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Souvenir Press, 1965. Green boards. 175 pp, plates inserted. VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names, in VG jacket. Bangkok bookstore rubber stamp to rear free endpaper. Author was the former British Consul-General, Chiengmai, Siam (Thailand).

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17934
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  • SCALAPINO, (Robert A.)
    DEMOCRACY AND THE PARTY MOVEMENT IN PREWAR JAPAN. The Failure of the First Attempt.

    Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1975. Reprint of the 1953 edition. Green cloth. (xvi), 471, (1) pp. Light damp stains to front cover; remainder stripe to top page edges; a few erasable pencil marks and one corner crease near centre; else a good, sound copy. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10110
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  • ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES IN SOUTHERN INDIA. With 40 plates by THURSTON, Edgar
    THURSTON, Edgar
    ETHNOGRAPHIC NOTES IN SOUTHERN INDIA. With 40 plates

    Edition: First printing

    Madras: The Superintendent, Government Press, 1906. Thick octavo, original grey pictorial cloh stamped in gilt and black. pp viii, 580 + frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other plates (collated complete). Index. Page edges yellowed; 1919 ink name at front; very light cover soiling; endpaper yellowing; scattered foxing in text; frequent pencil marks in text, mostly in margins; cracked inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean and unworn copy. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42886
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  • ROBERTS, Field-Marshal Lord, of Kandahar (Frederick Sleigh Roberts)
    FORTY-ONE YEARS IN INDIA from subaltern to Commander-in Chief...

    London: Macmillan, 1900. New edition in one volume (first edition was in 1897). Red cloth. pp (xxiii), 601, [1], (2, ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 43 other plates including folding maps. Spine lightly sunned, with short tears at foot neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in…

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    London: Macmillan, 1900. New edition in one volume (first edition was in 1897). Red cloth. pp (xxiii), 601, [1], (2, ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 43 other plates including folding maps. Spine lightly sunned, with short tears at foot neatly repaired; page edges yellowed; VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. "Field Marshal Frederick Sleigh Roberts, 1st Earl Roberts VC, KG, KP, GCB, OM, GCSI, GCIE, KStJ, VD, PC (30 September 1832 – 14 November 1914) was a British soldier who was one of the most successful commanders of the 19th century. He served in the Indian rebellion, the Expedition to Abyssinia and the Second Anglo-Afghan War before leading British Forces to success in the Second Boer War. He also became the last Commander-in-Chief of the Forces before the post was abolished in 1904." - Wikipedia. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44812
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  • GREGORY, J.S.
    GREAT BRITAIN AND THE TAIPINGS

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Praeger, 1969. Blue cloth. pp 271, notes, bibliography, index. Ink name at front else fine in fine jacket. British policy and the Taiping Rebellion in China, 1840-64.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47937
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  • BLACKLEDGE, W.J.
    HELL'S BROTH MILITIA

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Sampson Low, Marston, no date (1936). Octavo, black cloth. pp (xii), 244 + 7 (of 8) plates. LACKS THE FRONTSIPIECE. Ex private lending library, with remains of label at bottom margin of last page; rubber stamp inside front cover, as well as skinning from removed labels at front and rear; two ink digits on front free endpaper; scattered foxing; in all, a good, sound copy, tight in the binding, of this scarce book about the author's experiences with an irregular force in the hills of the North-West Frontier of Pakistan (then India.)

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31425
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  • JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY. Twenty-Fifth Volume, Second Half. by HOPKINS, (E. Washburn and Charles C. Torrey, editors).
    HOPKINS, (E. Washburn and Charles C. Torrey, editors).
    JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY. Twenty-Fifth Volume, Second Half.

    New Haven, CT: American Oriental Society, 1904. Tall octavo, hardcover, original black buckram, spine gilt lettered. [2], (iv), (197)-366 pp. Pages 351-58 (from List of Members) and 361-64 (List of Exchanges) have been removed for some reason, complete otherwise. Drawings in text, two plates inserted. Text paper a bit toned, wear to spine tips; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired, VG clean and tight copy otherwise, no owner names. 14 papers: on the Kayans and Sea Dyaks of Borneo, the structure of the Code of Hammurabi, "Notes on Bloody Sacrifices in Palestine", Palmyrene inscriptions, notes on the Rig-Veda, and more. "This volume is for July-December, 1904. Issued December 2, 1904, in an edition of 500 copies." - verso of title leaf.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17084
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  • REICHER-SGRADI, R. (Reuben)
    LA CHINE: l’empire au milliard de sujets. Tome I [all published]

    Edition: First Dutch edition

    No place (Paris): Jérôme Martineau, 1967. pp [2], (408). Double page map at rear. Rebound in full crimson morocco, spine with raised bands and gilt lettering, top edges gilt, marbled endpapers, bound- in ribbon marker. A fine copy. No further volumes were published.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50656
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  • SRIVASTAVA, Ashirbaldi Lal
    MEDIEVAL INDIAN CULTURE

    Agra, India: Shiva Lal Agarwala, 1971. Second edition, revised and corrected (first was in 1964). Brown and pink boards. [viii], 234 pp. Ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper, else a VG+ jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21829
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  • CHAPMAN, F. Spencer
    MEMOIRS OF A MOUNTAINEER: Helvellyn to Himalaya . Lhasa: the holy city

    London: Chatto & Windus, 1951. Revised and reprinted. First published in two separate volumes in 1940 and 1938. First one volume, revised, was in 1945. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (2), 445 + frontispiece portait and numerous other plates and folding map at rear. Index. Spine and spine lettering faded, a good, clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42917
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  • SLESSER, Malcolm
    RED PEAK: a personal account of the British-Soviet Pamir Expedition 1962

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1964. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp 256 + plates. Index. Fine in price-clipped jacket. The expedition conquered the 24,590 ft Peak of Communism, highest mountain in the USSR, in the mountains north of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44692
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  • HUC, (M.) [Evariste Regis Huc, 1813-60].
    SOUVENIRS D'UN VOYAGE DANS LA TARTARIE, LE THIBET ET LA CHINE Pendant les annees 1844, 1845 et 1846. Deuxième édition

    Paris: Adrien le Clere, 1853. Second edition. Two volumes, 12mo. pp 440; (iv), 318. Folding map at front of volume I. Half titles present. Bound in contemporary (publishers?) full marbled sheep, spines with two red labels and gilt decoration, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Shallow chips at spine ends; some rubbing and a bit of peeling to the patterned surface; cracked joints of volume II neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each title page; 8 cm closed tear to right hand side of map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape (no paper loss); bit of flaking to gilt spine ornamentation; cracked inner hinges skillfully repaired with rice paper; else a VG pair,…

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    Paris: Adrien le Clere, 1853. Second edition. Two volumes, 12mo. pp 440; (iv), 318. Folding map at front of volume I. Half titles present. Bound in contemporary (publishers?) full marbled sheep, spines with two red labels and gilt decoration, marbled page edges, marbled endpapers. Shallow chips at spine ends; some rubbing and a bit of peeling to the patterned surface; cracked joints of volume II neatly repaired; ink owner name in top margin of each title page; 8 cm closed tear to right hand side of map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape (no paper loss); bit of flaking to gilt spine ornamentation; cracked inner hinges skillfully repaired with rice paper; else a VG pair, sound in the bindings; text quite clean and unworn. Huc was a French Lazarist missionary who went out to China in 1839. He stayed in Macao 18 months, then made his way to Peking and eventually to He Shuy, just inside the Mogolian border, where he devoted himself to learning the language and customs of the Tartars. At the urging of the vicar apostolic of Mongolia, he set out on an expedition to Tibet in 1844. After much suffering and crossing the punishing Ordos Desert, his party reached the Tibet border in Jan., 1845, where he stayed for a few months at the famous Kunbum Lamasery where he studied Tibetan and Buddhism. The party eventually reached Lhasa 19 Jan., 1846, but Chinese authorities ordered him to Canton in Oct., 1846, where he remained for nearly 3 years before returning to Europe in shattered health in 1852. The present book was famous in its day and was translated into English by William Hazlitt in 1851. "[Huc's] works are written in a lucid, racy, picturesque style, which secured for them an unusual degree of popularity. The SOUVENIRS is a narrative of a remarkable feat of travel, and contains passages of so singular a character as in the absence of corroborative testimony to stir up a feeling of incredulity. That Huc was suspected unjustly was amply proved by later research. But he was by no means a practical geographer, and the record of his travels loses greatly in value from the want of precise scientific data." - EB, 11th edition. This second edition was re-set, but with few textual changes from the 1850 first edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44115
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  • THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition by GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    GUILLEMARD, F.H.H.
    THE CRUISE OF THE MARCHESA TO KAMSCHATKA & NEW GUINEA, with notices of Formose, Liu-Kiu, and various islands of the Malay Archipelago...Second edition

    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some…

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    New York: Scribner & Welford, 1889. Second edition, abridged (first was London, 1886, two volumes). Octavo, dark blue boards gilt, brown endpapers. pp (2), (xx), 455 + 13 colour maps (5 folding) + 28 b&w plates; 111 illustrations and one map in text. Preface to Second Edition - "In the present Edition the reduction to one volume has necessitated the omission of the Appendices, together with the Chapter on the History of Kamschatka. The two hand-coloured plates of birds have also been omitted, but with these exceptions both the text and woodcuts remain the same as in the First Edition." Book just a little leaned; spine has nicks, very small chip, and rubbing at ends, as well as some light damp spotting; cracked front inner hinge neatly reparied; some foxing early and late; yellowing to page edges; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Account of a British natural history expedition aboard the Marchesa, chiefly focusing on birds, January 1882 - April 1884. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36864
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  • SPECTOR, Ivar
    THE FIRST RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: its impact on Asia

    Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, c1962. 180 pp, bibliography, index. Ink call numbers to upper inner corner of front cover but no other library marks; ink owner names in top margin of first page; VG clean, tight and unworn otherwise, no text marks. The hardcover edition was in 1962, this paperback edition is later (1967?). Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 44024
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