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  • 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 by LANDOR, A. Henry Savage
    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: 49931
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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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  • VAN GULIK, Robert
    POETS AND MURDER. A Chinese Detective Story. With Eight Illustrations by the Author in Chinese Style.

    Edition: First US printing

    New York: Scribner's, 1972. Cloth & boards. Light yellowing to page edges, else fine in fine jacket. "A Chinese Detective Story", the last full-length Judge Dee novel.; Octavo.

    Book ID: 41602
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  • CHENG, F.T.
    REFLECTIONS AT EIGHTY

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Luzon, 1966. Octavo, pale grey boards. pp x, 77 + frontispiece portrait and plates at rear. Errata slip tipped in. Small light tan spot on rear cover, else a fine copy. Dust jacket has a small brown spot on rear panel and very lightly yellowed spine, else fine. Cheng was a great authority on Confucianism, a justice for the UN, and the Ambassador of the Republic of China to the United Kingdom. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo

    Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 40999
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  • ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM THE T.T. TSUI GALLERIES OF CHINESE ART

    Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1996. Card covers. pp 127. Colour reproductions. Fine copy. .97 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 54136
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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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    Book ID: 44115
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  • CLIFT, Charmian and George Johnston
    THE BIG CHARIOT

    Edition: First US Edition

    New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1953. Red cloth, endpaper maps. Yellowing to page edges, else fine and bright, no owner names. Price-clipped jacket has nicks and rubbing at spine ends, small tear to front panel, VG otherwise. An historical novel about the fall of China's Ming Dynasty n 1643.

    Book ID: 39996
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  • Holdstock, Pauline
    The Blackbird's Song

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Simon & Pierre, 1987. Cream boards. Fine in fine jacket. Review copy for William French with slip laid in. Author's first novel, set against the Boxer Rebellion in China. ; Octavo 0889241910

    Book ID: 49250
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  • PURCEL, Victor
    THE BOXER UPRISING: a study

    Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1963. Second printing. Green cloth. pp xiv, 349. Index, bibliography, map. Two ink names at front, spine sunned to tan, else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy.

    Book ID: 44488
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  • BEDFORD-JONES, H., translator
    THE BREEZE IN THE MOONLIGHT. "The Second Book of Genius". Translated from the Chinese by George Soulie de Morant and Done Into English by H. Bedford-Jones.

    Edition: First edition of this translation

    New York: Putnam, 1926. Octavo. Blue linen grain pictorial cloth stamped in silver (also noted in blue ribbed cloth stamped in black and in orange cloth). Blue topstain. Green on cream pictorial endpapers. xviii, 371, (3) pp. Illustrations in text. In addition to the translation, Bedford-Jones adds a 3 page postscript to the Soulie de Morant preface. Ink name and two rubber stamps to front endpapers; rubber stamp to verso of front free endpaper; hairline crack to front inner hinge neatly reglued; VG otherwise. A scarce edition. Watters p. 245. One of the most famous novels of China, written toward the end of the 14th century by an author who used the pen name Ming-tsiao Chong-jen.

    Book ID: 5483
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  • TANG, Marcos C.O.
    THE DR. MARCOS C.O. TANG COLLECTION OF CHINESE SNUFF BOXES

    Edition: First Edition

    Hong Kong: Han Mo Xuan Company, 1991. Large quarto, black cloth. pp (256). Colour reproductions. Text in Chinese and English. Fine in VG, lightly rubbed, dust jacket.

    Book ID: 41936
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