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  • FRANKE, Wolfgang
    A CENTURY OF CHINESE REVOLUTION 1851-1949

    Edition: First UK edition

    Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1970. Translated from the German by Stanley Budman. Octavo, red cloth; pp 202, index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48032
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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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  • FUSEK, Lois, translator
    AMONG THE FLOWERS. The Hua-chien chi. Translated by Lois Fusek.

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1982. Brown cloth. (x), 232 pp + ads. Fine in jacket, no previous owner marks. "AMONG THE FLOWERS...was compiled about 940 by Chao Ch'ung-tso, a minor official at the court of the Later Shu. The majority of the eighteen poets represented in the anthology were natives of the state of Shu, in what is now Szechuan Province, during this turbulent period. AMONG THE FLOWERS marks the emergence of a new and subsequently very influential genre in Chinese poetry, the lyric tz'u. " - jacket.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 17252
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  • MAXWELL, Grant
    ASSIGNMENT IN CHEKIANG. 71 Canadians in China 1902-1954.

    Scarborough, Ontario: Scarborough Foreign Mission Society, 1982. Pictorial card covers. [8], 228 pp + appendices. Book a bit leaned; rippling from damp to bottom of first three leaves; ink names on title page; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise. Canadian missionary activity in China. Numerous photos.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 18314
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  • STEWART, Roderick (Norman Bethune)
    BETHUNE. Second edition

    Edition: First US edition

    Hamden, CT: Archon Books, 1979. Green cloth. pp (xiv), 210 + photos on text paper. Bibliography, index. VG+, no owner names. Dust jacket has short tears, generally VG. First published Toronto, 1973, this reprint adds a new author Foreword. Biography of the great Canadian doctor who aided the Republic in the Spanish Civil War and marched with the Red Army in the Sino-Japanese War. He is a great hero in China to this day.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44273
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  • BLACK FLAGS IN VIETNAM: the story of a Chinese intervention by McALEAVY, Henry
    McALEAVY, Henry
    BLACK FLAGS IN VIETNAM: the story of a Chinese intervention

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Macmillan, c1968. Octavo, red cloth. pp 296 + plates on text paper, 2 maps. Yellowing to page edges, else fine, no owner names. Spine of red jacket faded, edge nicks; VG otherwise. Story of the Tonkin war of 1884-85. China stepped in when France was trying to steal more land in North Vietnam.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40034
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  • GREENHOUS, Brereton
    "C" FORCE TO HONG KONG: a Canadian catastrophe 1941-1945

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Dundern Press, 1997. Octavo, red boards, endpaper maps. pp (viii), 160 + plates. Fine copy, no owner names. Jacket has short tears and rubbing at head of spine, VG otherwise. Story of the poorly trained and equipped Canadian contribution to the defense of Hong Kong. They arrived just 3 week before the Japanese launched a massive attack. They fought well, but were overwhelmed. Those not bayonetted lying wounded or already killed were taken prisonser and treated in the horrible way the Japanese treated all POWs.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40989
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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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  • Ho, Ping-ti and Tsou, Tang, editors
    CHINA IN CRISIS: Volume 1, Books 1 and 2, China's Heritage and the Communist Political System, Volume 2, China's Policies in Asia and America's Alternatives (3 volume set)

    Edition: First edition.

    University of Chicago Press, 1968. Three volumes. Dark blue cloth. pp xiv, 447; x, 354; ix. 484, indexed. Papers presented at the inaugural conference of the Center for Political Study at the University of Chicago. Forwards by Charles U. Daly. Fine copies, no owner marks. Jacket spines have wear at head, VG otherwise.. Note: 3 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 22013
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  • FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
    EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes)

    New York / London: Stokes / Heinemann, 1921. Two volumes, original yellow cloth and light brown boards. pp [2], (xxxviii), 204; xiv, 235. Indexed, notes, glossary. Volume I has 99 plates (4 in colour), Volume II has 124 plates (11 in colour), the colour plates with captioned tissue guards. Spines lightly darkened; cloth splits to rear joint of Vol I neatly repaired; ink ownership name on each front pastedown; else a VG clean and tight pair. First published in 1912. A scholarly survey by an important author, formerly a professor of philosophy at the Imperial University in Tokyo and Commissioner of Fine Arts to the Japanese government. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 21429
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  • PHILLIPS, C.E. Lucas
    ESCAPE OF THE AMETHYST

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Coward - McCann, c1957. Black boards, illustrated endpapers. pp 274 + plates. VG clean and unworn copy, no owner names, Price-clipped jacket has small chips, short tears internally repaired, spine rubbing, good. Account of this small RN frigate which was proceeding up the Yangtze River in April, 1949, when she was attacked by a Chinese Communist battery. Manned by a young crew at half-strength, with her captain and 16 others dead, she was grounded and held captive for months. Finally, under fire, she made a break for it and escaped. An epic of naval history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48393
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  • FRASER, George MacDonald
    FLASHMAN AND THE DRAGON.

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1985. Octavo, 320 pp, red boards. Rubber stamped remainder mark on title page, else fine in fine jacket, flap price intact. Flashman # 8. China in 1860.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41677
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  • COLLIS, Maurice
    FOREIGN MUD: being an account of the opium imbroglio at Canton in the 1830s & the Anglo-Chinese War that followed

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Knopf, 1947. Green cloth. pp 300, (v, index) + plates. Spine a bit sunned and darkened, page edges yellowed, ink owner name, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48178
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  • FOLSOM, Kenneth E.
    FRIENDS, GUESTS, AND COLLEAGUES. The Mu-Fu System in the Late Ch'ing Period.

    Edition: First Edition

    Berkeley: University of California Press, 1968. Yellow cloth. (2), (x), 234, (2) pp + pates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has two inch tear internally mended, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 6053
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  • Wickberg, Edgar, editor
    From China to Canada : A History of Canada's Peoples from China to Canada

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1982. Library discard, with label taped to spine, rubber stamped digits to verso of title leaf, barcode sticker at rear, private owner name at front, else a VG clean and unworn copy. pp 369 + plates; index, glossary, bibliography, many tables. Not issued in hardcover. Uncommon.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 47994
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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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  • MORTON, James
    IN THE SEA OF STERILE MOUNTAINS: the Chinese in British Columbia

    Edition: First edition

    Vancouver: J.J. Douglas, 1974. Red cloth. pp (xiv), 280, [2]. Index. VG+. no owner names. Jacket has creases and small tears, one internal repair, VG otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41881
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  • TOWNLEY, Susan, Lady
    INDISCRETIONS OF LADY SUSAN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Butterworth, 1922. Light brown cloth. pp 314 + plates. Index. Ink owner name at front, vertical crease to rear free endpaper, else a VG jacketless copy. Lady Susan was the wife of British diplomat Walter Townley Chapters on Lisbon, Berlin, Peking, Constantinople, Argentina, Bucharest, Persia, Netherlands and Belgium near the end of WWI, and more.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44525
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  • IU-KIAO-LI; or, The Two Fair Cousins. A Chinese novel. From the French of M. Abel-Remusat by ABEL-REMUSAT, Jean-Pierre, translator
    ABEL-REMUSAT, Jean-Pierre, translator
    IU-KIAO-LI; or, The Two Fair Cousins. A Chinese novel. From the French of M. Abel-Remusat

    Edition: First edition in English

    London: Hunt & Clarke, 1827. Two volumes, 17.5 cm. Bound in half calf and marbled boards, sprinkled page edges, spine with maroon labels, gilt decoration. Armorial bookplates of Fitzherbert-Macdonald. Rubbing and scuffing to joints and corners neatly touched up; 1859 ink owner names; moderate foxing early and late; rubbing to the boards; else a VG pair, hinges not cracked, tight in the binding, text fine but for the foxing. >>>First published in French under the title Iu-kiao-li, ou, Les deux cousines: roman Chinois, 1826, making this one of the earliest examples of Chinese literature translated for Western readers. The original text, today more correctly transliterated as Yu Jiao Li, dates from the early 17th century and is typical of…

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    London: Hunt & Clarke, 1827. Two volumes, 17.5 cm. Bound in half calf and marbled boards, sprinkled page edges, spine with maroon labels, gilt decoration. Armorial bookplates of Fitzherbert-Macdonald. Rubbing and scuffing to joints and corners neatly touched up; 1859 ink owner names; moderate foxing early and late; rubbing to the boards; else a VG pair, hinges not cracked, tight in the binding, text fine but for the foxing. >>>First published in French under the title Iu-kiao-li, ou, Les deux cousines: roman Chinois, 1826, making this one of the earliest examples of Chinese literature translated for Western readers. The original text, today more correctly transliterated as Yu Jiao Li, dates from the early 17th century and is typical of romances of the late Ming and early Qing period. The original translator, Jean-Pierre Abel-Rémusat, 1788-1832, trained for a career in medicine but instead pursued Chinese studies while researching traditional Chinese medicine. He taught himself to read Mandarin and became the first Chair of Sinology at the Collège de France in Paris, where did much to popularize Chinese culture. This edition includes (mostly) his original Preface which is a brief account of the merits and peculiarities of Chinese fiction. Not in Sadleir; Wolff 7497 (noting that some people thought this publication was a hoax). The name of the English translator is not known. Fitzherbert Macdonald was a solicitor who was the Registrar of Salisbury from at least 1851 to 1859.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47069
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  • KAI LUNG UNROLLS HIS MAT by BRAMAH, Ernest
    BRAMAH, Ernest
    KAI LUNG UNROLLS HIS MAT

    Edition: First US printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1928. Octavo, blue cloth spine with paper label and pictorial boards boldly illustrated in colour. Light rubbing to edges of boards; a VG bright, tight jacketless copy otherwise, no previous owner names. The third Kai Lung book. Not actually crime fiction.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 12626
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