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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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  • FAUROT, Jeannette L.
    GATEWAY TO THE CHINESE CLASSICS: a practical guide to literary Chinese

    Edition: Second Printing

    San Francisco: China Books, 1997. Chinese language instruction.; Quarto; (2), xviii, (124) pages

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 54769
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  • SPENCE, Jonathan D.
    GOD'S CHINESE SON: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Norton, 1996. Yellow cloth. Illustrations, maps, index. Fine in fine jacket. The bloody Taiping Rebellion of 1845-64. At least 20 million Chinese died. 1.1 kg parcel; Octavo; (xx), (400) pages

    Book ID: 54443
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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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  • LEGGE, James, translator
    I CHING: book of changes

    Edition: Fourth Printing

    New York: Gramercy, 1996. Octavo

    Book ID: 54742
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  • LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    IN THE FORBIDDEN LAND An Account of a Journey into Tibet, Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release brought about by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar, Karak Sing-Pal

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four…

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    New York: Harper, 1899. The title page continues: "With the government enquiry and report and other official documents by J. Larkin, Esq., deputed by the government of India. With 1 photogravure, 8 coloured plates, 50 full-page and about 150 text illustrations, and a map from surveys by the author." Two volumes, original publisher’s illustrated green cloth stamped in gilt, black, and reddish brown; gilt top page edges, others rough trimmed. 307, 250 pp, Tissue guards to the frontispieces. Folding map at the rear of volume II. Ex library: spines lightly darkened with a nick at head of each, call number on gold star sticker to lower spine; label to each front pastedown and pouch at rear of each; four digits rubber stamped to verso of each title leaf; otherwise a nice near fine pair, no other library marks. A minor classic of late-Victorian high adventure and exploration in the Himalayas, profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings (most by the author himself), including eight color plates and a folding map of southwestern Tibet drawn from Landor’s surveys. Though he failed to reach Lhasa, Landor climbed as high as 22,000 feet and explored many places hitherto unseen by Europeans, making some significant geographical and anthropological discoveries in the process. Note: 3.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required. ; Tall octavo

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    Book ID: 54532
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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. ; Octavo

    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.

    Book ID: 44525
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  • DeFRANCIS, John
    INTERMEDIATE CHINESE

    Edition: First

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1964. Green cloth. Index. VG clean and unworn jacketless copy, no owner marks. "This text is the second in a series of three closely integrated volumes of spoken Chinese for use at the high-school and college levels. Intermediate Chinese presents dialogues on everyday topics together with analysis of anticipated points of difficulty for the student and numerous sentences illustrating the usage of all new words and grammar." 1.4 kg parcel.; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; xii, 542 pages

    Book ID: 54249
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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.

    Book ID: 12626
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  • LESLIE, Edwin
    KNIGHTS WHO FOUGHT THE DRAGON

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: William Briggs, 1906. Variant in blue non-pictorial wrappers with cover imprint of The Missionary Society of the Methodist Church, Toronto. pp 297. Spine tanned, covers a bit faded, Sunday school rubber stamp on half-title page, yellowing to page edges, VG+ otherwise. A novel of Canadian missionaries in China. Watters p. 328.; Octavo

    Book ID: 51293
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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. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 50656
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  • GIBBS, Philip
    LADY OF THE YELLOW RIVER.

    Edition: First Canadian Edition

    Toronto: Ryerson, 1954. Yellow cloth. Bit of darkening to front gutter, else fine, no names. Red dust jacket has nicks and a little rubbing to spine tips; short tears to rear panel; VG and bright. A novel set in China.

    Book ID: 15585
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  • SCOTT, Munroe
    McCLURE: the China Years of Dr. Bob McClure

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Canec, 1977. Octavo, brown boards, endpaper maps. pp x, 409, [3]. Chronology. Fine in lightly used VG jacket. Signed by McClure as "Robert B. McClure". Biography of this Canadian medical missionary to China 1900-49. Pioneerin in X-ray, radium, family planning, and rural medicine, during the Sino-Japanese War he was Field Director for the International Red Cross in North and Central China before going to the Burma Road to take command of a Quaker amulance unit staffed by pacifists. While McClure is following the dictates of his conscience Chinese Nationalist soldiers attempt to execute him, the Japanese put a price on his head, the Chinese Communists black-list him, and Canada's Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, threatens to throw him in…

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    Toronto: Canec, 1977. Octavo, brown boards, endpaper maps. pp x, 409, [3]. Chronology. Fine in lightly used VG jacket. Signed by McClure as "Robert B. McClure". Biography of this Canadian medical missionary to China 1900-49. Pioneerin in X-ray, radium, family planning, and rural medicine, during the Sino-Japanese War he was Field Director for the International Red Cross in North and Central China before going to the Burma Road to take command of a Quaker amulance unit staffed by pacifists. While McClure is following the dictates of his conscience Chinese Nationalist soldiers attempt to execute him, the Japanese put a price on his head, the Chinese Communists black-list him, and Canada's Prime Minister, Mackenzie King, threatens to throw him in gaol. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Signed by the subject

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    Book ID: 45734
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  • GAO XINGJIAN
    ONE MAN'S BIBLE. A Novel. Translated from the Chinese by Mabel Lee (ARC)

    Edition: First American Edition

    New York: HarperCollins (Harper Collins), 2002. ADVANCE READING COPY. Octavo, 450 pp. Glossy pictorial card covers. Fine copy. "From the Nobel Prize-winning author of SOUL MOUNTAIN comes a deeply moving and surprisingly candid novel about one man's experience of China's Cultural Revolution - offering readers a profound meditation on the essence of writing, on exile, and on the effects of political oppression on the human psyche." - rear cover. 0066211328

    Book ID: 15981
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  • ORIENTALS IN CANADA: the story of the work of the United Church of Canada with Asiatics in Canada

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Board of Home Missions of the United Church of Canada, 1929. The paper issue in grey card covers, endpaper maps. pp [2], xiv, 222, [2] + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and 7 double-sided plates. Spine faintly yellowed; a fine copy. Chinese, Japanese, and East Indian immigrants in Canada, all in need of Christianity, obviously. Size: Small octavo.

    Book ID: 45303
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