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  • PACKARD, Frank L.
    THE DRAGON'S JAWS. A Million-Dollar Ransom in Diamonds.

    Edition: First printing

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday / Crime Club, 1937. Orange cloth, spine stamped in black, top edges orange, cream endpapers. [2], (viii), 310 pp. Soft crease at head of spine, light browning to inner margins of endpapers, else a VG, jacketless copy, no owner names. A tale of intrigue set in China, featuring "the evil, mysterious Lan Chao-tao, a Chinese star bandit whom few have ever seen but whose appalling activities have spreak octopuslike throughout the world."; Octavo.

    Book ID: 21529
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  • COLEMAN, Frederic
    THE FAR EAST UNVEILED. An Inner History of Events in Japan and China in the Year 1916.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Cassell, 1918. Dark green cloth. (xiv), 304 pp, index. Bit of wear to tips of bit darkened spine and to outer corners of covers; text paper lightly yellowed; pencil owner name; a VG, tight copy otherwise.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 20153
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  • McCORMICK, Frederick, 1870-1951
    THE FLOWERY REPUBLIC

    Edition: First printing

    London: Murray, 1913. Red cloth gilt. pp xiv, 489 + 18 plates (some double-sided) and 2 plates (complete). Spine lightly sunned, small bump to one corner of front cover, yellowing to endpapers and page edges, else a VG clean, tight and unworn copy, no owner names. Publisher's complimentary slip laid in. China in revolution. 1.5 kg parcel; Octavo

    Book ID: 51144
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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; Octavo

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    Book ID: 47714
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  • LEE, C.Y.
    THE SECOND SON OF HEAVEN: a novel of nineteenth century China

    Edition: First editon; First Printing

    New York: Morrow, 1990. 8vo 8" - 9" tall

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 54261
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  • KWAUK, S. & W.H. Fong, editors (first work)
    THE SINO-JAPANESE CONFLICT[bound with ] THE AMERICAN COMMISSION ON CONDITIONS IN IRELAND: INTERIM REPORT [bound with] reports and history of The Catholic Sailors' Club of Montreal. [5 works bound together]

    Edition: First Edition

    The Montreal Chinese Students Association, 1932. Octavo, 52 pp. Map in text. Ex library, rebound in brown buckram. Library stamp on front free endpaper, blank leaf at front, and title page, all over-stamped "Annulé". Ink shelf marks on title page. This is the first work of five bound together. Four of the five titles are written in ink on the rear free endpaper, and there is a pouch on the rear pastetown. The second title is: WOOD, L. Hollingsworth, Chairman, Frederic C. Howe, Vice-Chairman, Jane Addams, US Senator George W. Norris, Rev. Norman Thomas, and others, Commissioners. THE AMERICAN COMMISSION ON CONDITIONS IN IRELAND: INTERIM REPORT. No place, no date [Washington, D.C.: The Commission, 1921]. pp (viii), 144 +…

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    The Montreal Chinese Students Association, 1932. Octavo, 52 pp. Map in text. Ex library, rebound in brown buckram. Library stamp on front free endpaper, blank leaf at front, and title page, all over-stamped "Annulé". Ink shelf marks on title page. This is the first work of five bound together. Four of the five titles are written in ink on the rear free endpaper, and there is a pouch on the rear pastetown. The second title is: WOOD, L. Hollingsworth, Chairman, Frederic C. Howe, Vice-Chairman, Jane Addams, US Senator George W. Norris, Rev. Norman Thomas, and others, Commissioners. THE AMERICAN COMMISSION ON CONDITIONS IN IRELAND: INTERIM REPORT. No place, no date [Washington, D.C.: The Commission, 1921]. pp (viii), 144 + folding map at front. Photos in text, Index. Montreal library rubber stamp on title page. The third title is: THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CITY OF BARRE, VERMONT, for the year ending December 31, 1927. Barre: Granite City Press, 1927. pp 143, [1], 19 (Resolutions adopted). The fourth title is: THIRTY-SIXH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CATHOLIC SAILORS' CLUB OF MONTREAL, for the season of 1928. [Montreal: The Club, 1929]. pp 24. Photos. The fifth title is: ATHERTON, William Henry. THE HISTORY OF THE CATHOLIC SAILORS' CLUB OF MONTREAL. [Montreal: The Club, 1925]. pp 52, including photo of the club building at front, photos in text, Index, list of subscribers, Report for 1924 and list of officers for 1925. Binding and text are clean, tight and unworn, but for some pencil marks in margins of the report on Ireland. All bound without the original paper covers. The first three works have lightly toned paper. The report on Ireland "provides a fascinating account from eyewitnesses and combatants alike into some of the more notorious events of the War of Independence. These included the killing of civilians, such as the Lord Mayor of Cork as well as members of the Republican forces. The Commission also conducted investigations into the conduct of the auxiliary forces, Black and Tans, Royal Irish Constabulary and well as the regular armed forces. The Commission's Interim Report is replete with many fascinating photographs on all aspects of the conflict." - Eneclann online.

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    Book ID: 43075
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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. ; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

    Book ID: 36216
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  • WEST, Keith (pseud. of Kenneth Westmacott Lane, 1893-1954)
    THE THREE BLOSSOMS OF CHANG-AN

    Edition: First printing

    London: Cresset Press, 1942. Octavo, beige cloth. pp (x), 249. Ink gift inscription at front, page edges yellowed, light yellowing to endpapers, else a VG+ copy. The thin wartime jacket (art by Roger Furse) has a bit darkend spine, with a chip at head and near centre, but no lettering lost; slightly foxed and yellowed; just good, but still respectable in appearance. Chinese man at his writing table on front panel. A novel set in 8th century Ming China, a story on a scroll uncovered in an old tomb. Prequel to his novel PEONY.

    Book ID: 40711
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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.

    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.; Octavo.

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 27598
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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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    Book ID: 41960
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  • KWAN, Michael David
    THINGS THAT MUST NOT BE FORGOTTEN: a childhood in wartime China

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 2000. Black boards. pp (xii), 244. Fine in fine jacket. Much on the activities of the Resistance to the Japanese in Bejing. ; Octavo

    Book ID: 54157
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  • SPENCE, Jonathan D.
    TS'AO AND THE K'ANG-HSI EMPEROR, BONSERVANT AND MASTER

    Edition: Second Edition

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988. Adds a new author Preface for this edition. Index; Octavo; (xviii), (332) pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54266
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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; Tall octavo

    Book ID: 51642
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