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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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  • THE GREAT PLATEAU: being an account of exploration in central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905 by RAWLING, C.G., Captain (Cecil Godfrey Rawling, 1870-1917)
    RAWLING, C.G., Captain (Cecil Godfrey Rawling, 1870-1917)
    THE GREAT PLATEAU: being an account of exploration in central Tibet, 1903, and of the Gartok Expedition, 1904-1905

    Edition: First printing

    London: Edward Arnold. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. pp xii, 324, 16 (Dec. 1905 catalogue) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 31 other plates containing 56 photos. Spine very lightly darkened; ink private owner name and armorial bookplate at front; page edges yellowed, else a fine, bright & tight copy. >>> Brigadier-General Cecil Godfrey Rawling, CMG, CIE, DSO, FRGS...was a British soldier, explorer and author whose expeditions to Tibet and Dutch New Guinea brought acclaim from the Royal Geographic Society and awards from the Dutch and Indian governments. He published two books detailing his experiences and served in the British Army on the North-West Frontier of India and in France during the First World War. It was during…

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    London: Edward Arnold. Blue pictorial cloth stamped in gilt. pp xii, 324, 16 (Dec. 1905 catalogue) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 31 other plates containing 56 photos. Spine very lightly darkened; ink private owner name and armorial bookplate at front; page edges yellowed, else a fine, bright & tight copy. >>> Brigadier-General Cecil Godfrey Rawling, CMG, CIE, DSO, FRGS...was a British soldier, explorer and author whose expeditions to Tibet and Dutch New Guinea brought acclaim from the Royal Geographic Society and awards from the Dutch and Indian governments. He published two books detailing his experiences and served in the British Army on the North-West Frontier of India and in France during the First World War. It was during this latter service that he was killed in action aged 47 during the Battle of Passchendaele....In 1903 he reentered Tibet to begin a professional survey although without official sanction, and in the following year Captain Rawling was attached to the British expedition to Tibet, charged with exploring and surveying the mountainous terrain. During the diplomatic expedition and the campaign which followed it, Rawling surveyed over 40,000 square miles (100,000 km2) of Tibet in addition to his military duties. His team even explored the foothills of Everest and included parts of the mountain in his survey, establishing it as the highest mountain in the Himalayas. It is said that had his seniors on the expedition not forbidden it, he would have become the first white man to attempt to climb the mountain from the north face. He was also the first person to successfully identify the source of the river Brahmaputra after a lengthy and hazardous journey across the war zone. Upon his return to England, Rawling received numerous accolades, including a CIE from the Indian government and in 1909 was awarded the Murchison Bequest of the Royal Geographic Society in London, of which he was a fellow." - Wikipedia. A nice copy of an important book. 1.5 kg

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47714
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  • Beasley, W.G.St
    The Meiji Restoration

    Edition: First Edition

    Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1972. Brown cloth. pp (xiv), 513. Map at front, notes, annotated bibliography, index. Ink owner name at front, else fine. Jacket has minor use, VG. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43879
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  • THE NEW FAR WEST AND THE OLD FAR EAST: Being notes on a tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, etc by BARNEBY, W. Henry
    BARNEBY, W. Henry
    THE NEW FAR WEST AND THE OLD FAR EAST: Being notes on a tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, etc

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Edward Stanford, 1889. Octavo, green pictorial cloth gilt, black endpapers. pp (xii), 316, (4, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard + 7 other plates + 3 colour folding maps. Book a bit leaned, some foxing early and late, yellowing and foxing to the page edges, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The first 11 chapters deal with his journey from Toronto to Vancouver Island.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36645
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  • THE PAGANS OF NORTH BORNEO. With an Introduction by C.G. Seligman, F.R.S. With 75 plates printed in two colours, 11 diagrams and two maps by RUTTER, Owen
    RUTTER, Owen
    THE PAGANS OF NORTH BORNEO. With an Introduction by C.G. Seligman, F.R.S. With 75 plates printed in two colours, 11 diagrams and two maps

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Hutchinson, 1929. Tall octavo, original red cloth. Pp 288. Large folding colour map tipped in at rear. Indexed. Private bookplate on front pastedown; slight sunning to spine and upper rear cover; else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy. An account of the Murut and Dusun. Perhaps the most important work of this British convert to Islam, based on his five years' experience as a district officer for the North Borneo Company. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 32834
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  • YOUNGHUSBAND, G.J., Captain, and Frank K. Younghusband, Captain
    THE RELIEF OF CHITRAL

    London: Macmillan, 1896. Fourth printing (first was in 1895). Octavo, maroon cloth gilt. pp (viii), 183, [1], (20, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard, colour map, 2 colour folding plans, and 20 other plates. Book a little leaned; spine has mild wear at ends; light spots to covers; foxing to tissue guard and title page; chip to lower margin of one plate (no printing affected); else a very good copy, clean, tight & unworn, no owner names. Famous battle on the Northwest Frontier of India very near the border with Afghanistan.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42319
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  • THE RIVERS OF PARADISE AND CHILDREN OF SHEM, with a copious appendix and a disquisition concerning the expedition of Sesostris into India by STIRLING, William, Major
    STIRLING, William, Major
    THE RIVERS OF PARADISE AND CHILDREN OF SHEM, with a copious appendix and a disquisition concerning the expedition of Sesostris into India

    Edition: First edition

    London / Exeter: Rivingtons / William Roberts, 1855. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered and decorated in blind on front cover, yellow endpapers. pp 88, [2] + frontispiece map and one plate. Some foxing; small holes to lower outer margin of pp 49-52, well away from any printing; else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The author seeks "to prove that the region of the Nerbudda, one of the great and sacred rivers of India, was the ancient dwelling-place of the children of Shem, and the birth-place of Abraham, and that that river was the Pison. I will endeavour to show also that Ophir and Havilah, and Tarshis, were in the…

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    London / Exeter: Rivingtons / William Roberts, 1855. Octavo, original blue cloth gilt lettered and decorated in blind on front cover, yellow endpapers. pp 88, [2] + frontispiece map and one plate. Some foxing; small holes to lower outer margin of pp 49-52, well away from any printing; else a VG+ clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The author seeks "to prove that the region of the Nerbudda, one of the great and sacred rivers of India, was the ancient dwelling-place of the children of Shem, and the birth-place of Abraham, and that that river was the Pison. I will endeavour to show also that Ophir and Havilah, and Tarshis, were in the same region." Sesostris was an ancient Egyptian pharoah who was said to have lead an army of conquest as far as Georgia (Colchis). A scarce little book. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate will be reduced.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39892
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  • Cable, Mildred with Francesca French
    THE STORY OF TOPSY: Little Lonely of Central Asia

    Edition: First printing

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1937. Octavo, blue cloth lettered in white, endpaper maps. pp viii, 9-212 + plates. Illustrations in text. Light rubbing to spine ends, tidy ink owner name at top margin of half-title page; else fine. The dust jacket has a chip at head of lightly yellowed white spine, with loss of one letter and part of another affected; VG+ otherwise, flap price intact. Missionaries in China at the western extremity of the Great Wall, Mongolia to the north, Tibet to the south.

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

    Book ID: 36216
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  • SMYTHE, Frank S.
    THE VALLEY OF FLOWERS

    Edition: First of this edition

    London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1947. First of the uniform edition (first edition was in 1938). Blue cloth. (xii), 13-318, (2) pp + 16 colour photo plates; one map in text, one folding map at rear. Index. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has a two inch tear to upper inner corner of fron t panel, edge nicks, light dust soiling, VG otherwise. Author's account of four happy months spent in the Himalayas. After ascending Kamet, Smythe continued his travels in the Garhwal Himalaya and Bhyundar Valley.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 4449
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  • COLLIER, Price (1860-1913)
    THE WEST IN THE EAST from an American Point of View.

    Edition: First Canadian issue.

    Toronto: McClelland & Goodchild, 1911. Dark green cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp [2], (xii), 534. Bookplate on front free endpaper, else a VG clean and unworn copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11073
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  • COLLIER, Price (1860-1919)
    THE WEST IN THE EAST FROM AND AMERICAN POINT OF VIEW

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Duckworth, 1913. pp [2], (xii), 534, [2]. In a nice full red calf school prize binding (St. John’s College, Rupert’s Land), spine with two labels, elaborate gilt decoration, sides with decorative gilt borders, gilt arms of school on front cover, marbled endpapers and page edges, bound-in ribbong marker. 1914 ink prize inscription at front; a fine copy. Of the 11 chapters (plus a Conclusion), the first 8 are about his experiences in India. Chapter 9 is on China, 10 on Japan, and 11 on "Things Japanese, Korean, and Manchurian.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 27598
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  • SANSOM, G.B.
    THE WESTERN WORLD AND JAPAN: a study in the interaction of European and Asiatic cultures

    New York: Knopf, 1958. Third printing. Peach and olive cloth. pp xvi, 504, xi, index Ink owner name at front, light sunning to spine and pink top page edges, near fine otherwise. Dust jacket has short tears, rubbing, small chips, spine sunning; good. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44523
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  • BALL, J. Dyer
    THINGS CHINESE, or notes connected with China.

    New York: Scribner's, 1906. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged (first was in 1892). Octavo, yellow pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt, yellow top page edges and endpapers. pp [2], (v)-xii, 816; index and glossary at rear. Lightly darkened spine a bit mottled; light soiling to covers; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; VG otherwise, tight and unworn. Ink signature and memorial bookplate at front of Ross H. Macdonald (1912-81). Prof. Macdonald, of Victoria College, University of Toronto, taught the first course on Korean culture (1971-72) at a Canadian university; an undergraduate scholarship in East Asian studies is awarded by the University of Toronto in his memory. An alphabetically arranged extensive guide to China written by a member of…

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    New York: Scribner's, 1906. Fourth edition, revised & enlarged (first was in 1892). Octavo, yellow pictorial cloth stamped in black & gilt, yellow top page edges and endpapers. pp [2], (v)-xii, 816; index and glossary at rear. Lightly darkened spine a bit mottled; light soiling to covers; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; VG otherwise, tight and unworn. Ink signature and memorial bookplate at front of Ross H. Macdonald (1912-81). Prof. Macdonald, of Victoria College, University of Toronto, taught the first course on Korean culture (1971-72) at a Canadian university; an undergraduate scholarship in East Asian studies is awarded by the University of Toronto in his memory. An alphabetically arranged extensive guide to China written by a member of the British civil service in Hong Kong. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41960
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  • HAKUSEKI, Arai
    TOLD ROUND A BRUSHWOOD FIRE. The Autobiography of Arai Hakuseki. Translated and with an Introduction and Notes by Joyce Ackroyd.

    Princeton, NJ / Tokyo: Princeton University Press / University of Tokyo Press, 1979. Octavo, hardcover, blue and white cloth. xii, 347 pp. Fine in jacket, no previous owner marks. "The celebrated Confucian scholar Ara Hakuseki (1657-1725) holds a prominent position in Japanese history as the influential adviser to Shogun Tokugawa Ienobu and his successor Ietsugu...[this book] was the first Japanese autobiography and is often singled out as the most outstanding. As primary source material for the first half of the Tokugawa period, it constitutes a unique historical supplement t o the official records." - jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17553
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  • Meyer, Karl E. ; Shareen Blair Brysac
    Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

    Washington, D.C: Counterpoint, 1999. Card covers, pp 646 + plates; map at front, index. Ink name at front, outer margins of covers curled, else fine. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47821
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  • Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. An Account of Travels in the Interior including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikkô. Popular Edition by Bird, Isabella L. (1831-1904)
    Bird, Isabella L. (1831-1904)
    Unbeaten Tracks in Japan. An Account of Travels in the Interior including Visits to the Aborigines of Yezo and the Shrine of Nikkô. Popular Edition

    London: 1907. Second printing of the Popular Edition (first was Murray, 2 volumes, 1880). pp xxiv, 336; 40 illustrations, index. Full polished calf prize binding of Norwich School, with gilt-tooled arms on the covers, spine with raised bands, label, elaborate gilt decoration, marbled endpapers and page edges. Foxing to early and late leaves, minor rubbing to joints and spine ends, else a fine copy, hinges not cracked. A nice copy of this travel classic, one of the best books of this intrepid Lady Traveler. She set out alone in 1878 to explore the interior of Japan, then little known to westerners, especially the "hairy Ainu" of Hokkaido.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51516
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  • SEAGRAVE, Gordon S., 1897-1965
    WASTE-BASKET SURGERY

    Philadelphia: Judson Press, 1931. Second printing (first was in 1930). Octavo, red cloth. pp (14), 174, [4] + 8 plates. Ink ownership inscription at front; book has a musty odour (no damp stains, will dissipate in time), else fine. Light blue jacket has a few nicks and two short tears, VG+ otherwise. Dr. Seagrave's account of his experiences as a Baptist medical missionary in Namkham, Burma. "He practiced medicine and surgery on the China border of Burma for nearly 20 years. He joined the US Army Medical Corps in 1942, worked with Gen. Joseph Stilwell and served with the Chinese New 6th Army through the Burma Campaign in the China-Burma-India Theater. He helped Stillwell's walking retreat into India in…

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    Philadelphia: Judson Press, 1931. Second printing (first was in 1930). Octavo, red cloth. pp (14), 174, [4] + 8 plates. Ink ownership inscription at front; book has a musty odour (no damp stains, will dissipate in time), else fine. Light blue jacket has a few nicks and two short tears, VG+ otherwise. Dr. Seagrave's account of his experiences as a Baptist medical missionary in Namkham, Burma. "He practiced medicine and surgery on the China border of Burma for nearly 20 years. He joined the US Army Medical Corps in 1942, worked with Gen. Joseph Stilwell and served with the Chinese New 6th Army through the Burma Campaign in the China-Burma-India Theater. He helped Stillwell's walking retreat into India in 1941.[2] He walked back in to work in 1945. He served as chief medical officer for the Shan States of Burma with the British military government from 1945-46. - wikipedia. He also authored the best-selling BURMA SURGEON.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43364
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  • WHEN I WAS A CHILD by MARKINO, Yoshio
    MARKINO, Yoshio
    WHEN I WAS A CHILD

    Edition: First Canadian issue

    Toronto: Musson, no date (1912?). Squarish octavo, stamped in white. and gilt. pp xii, (282) + frontispiece portrait and 11 plates; many vignette drawings in the text. Spine a little darkened, with a short tear at foot, two small light spots, frayed at head; offset endpaper tanning; page edges tanned; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. The famous Japanese artist remember his early years in Japan.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 34316
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  • DAVID, Andrew, editor
    WILLIAM ROBERT BROUGHTON'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY TO THE NORTH PACIFIC 1795-1798. With an Introduction by Barry Gough

    Edition: First edition

    London: Ashgate, for The Hakluyt Society, 2010. Blue cloth. pp lxxxii, 315. Index. 12 maps and 9 figures. Errata sheet tipped in at p lxx. Series III, Volume 22. Fine in fine jacket. Survey of the east coast of Asia. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51642
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