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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. ; Octavo

    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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    Book ID: 35850
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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. 0969117302.

    Book ID: 18314
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  • DeFRANCIS, John
    BEGINNING CHINESE READER Part I and Part II (Two volumes)

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. Second edition, revised. Red cloth. pp xxxiv, 505; (v), 506- 1012. VG clean and unworn jacketless copies. 2.55 kg parcel; Quarto

    Book ID: 54174
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  • BEST CHINESE STORIES (1949-1989)

    Edition: First printing

    Beijing: Panda Books / Chinese Literature Press, 1989. Silver card covers with flaps. Slight yellowing to page edges, else fine.; Octavo; (4), (503) pages

    Book ID: 54307
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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.

    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.

    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.

    Book ID: 40989
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  • DeFRANCIS, John
    CHARACTER TEXT FOR BEGINNING CHINESE

    Edition: Second Edition; Later Printing

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1976. A few light pencil annotations, mainly in early pages, yellowing inside covers.; Third printing. Blue cloth. pp (4), 436. A fine, jacketless copy; Octavo; 519 pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54260
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  • DeFRANCIS, John
    CHARACTER TEXT FOR BEGINNING CHINESE

    Edition: First; Later Printing

    New Haven: Yale University Press for Seton Hall University, 1966. Third printing. Blue cloth. pp (4), 436. A fine, jacketless copy; Octavo

    Book ID: 54159
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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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    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.; Octavo

    Book ID: 22013
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  • Cannon, Margaret
    China Tide: The Revealing Story of the Hong Kong Exodus to Canada

    Edition: First Printing

    Toronto: Harper & Collins, 1989. Fine in fine jacket. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 54195
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  • EPOCHS OF CHINESE & JAPANESE ART. New and Revised Edition, with Copious Notes by Professor Petrucci. (2 volumes) by FENOLLOSA, Ernest F.
    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. 2 kg parcel,; Quarto.

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 21429
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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. 0002712458

    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. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 48178
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  • ACTON, Harold
    FOUR CAUTIONARY TALES. Translated from the Chinese by Harold Acton and Lee Yi-Shieh. With a Preface by Arthur Waley (inscribed by Harold Acton)

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: A.A. Wyn, 1948. Inscribed by Author; Made from sheets of the London: John Lehman, 1947, edition. Yellow cloth. Shallow bruise to fore edge of front cover; touch of sunning to spine tips; just a little leaned;; page edges yellowed; else fine. Jacket has a bit of soiling to rear panel; shallow chip & short tears to head of spine; corners of front flap clipped (by publisher?); spine slightly darkened; VG otherwise. INSCRIBED BY HAROLD ACTON "To dear Jim, a brief souvenir of my stay in Kansas City, Mo. with love from Harold. 1948". 17th century Chinese literature, previously published in English by the Golden Cockerel Press.; 12mo; Signed by Author

    Book ID: 52972
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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.; Octavo

    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. ; Octavo 0771022417

    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. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 47937
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