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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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  • WALEY, Arthur, translator
    THE BOOK OF SONGS. Translated from the Chinese

    Edition: First of this edition

    New York: Grove Press, 1960. Evergreen Original E-209. "one of the Five Confucian Classics and one of the most important collections of poetry in the world. It is the most ancient and finest treasury of traditional songs which antiquity has left us."; Octavo; 358 pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54635
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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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  • CHEN, Li Fu
    THE CONFUCIAN WAY: a new and systematic study of "The Four Books". Translated from the Chinese by Shih Shun Liu. Foreword by Joseph Needham

    London: KPI, 1987. Octavo; (8), (xxvi), 614 pages

    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 54664
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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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  • 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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  • FRANKEL, Hans H.
    THE FLOWERING PLUM AND THE PALACE LADY: interpretations of Chinese poetry

    Edition: Second Printing

    New Haven: Yale University Press, 1978. Octavo; (xiv), 276 pages

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 54624
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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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  • LING MENGCHU.
    THE LECHEROUS ACADEMICIAN & other tales by Master Ling Mengchu. Translated from the Chinese by John Scott.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Andre Deutsch / Rapp + Whiting, 1973. Brown boards. Fine in VG jacket, no owner marks. "This complete and unexpurgated rendering of some of the tales of Ling Mengchu is the first into any European language (with the exception of one of the stories)" - jacket.; Small octavo.; 176 pages

    Book ID: 54793
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  • BROOKS, E. Bruce and A.Taeko Brooks, translators and commentary
    THE ORIGINAL ANALECTS: sayings of Confucius and his successors

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. B&W Illustrations; Octavo; x, 342 pages

    Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket

    Book ID: 54602
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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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