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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

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47714
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  • MANSON-BAHR, Philip H. and A. Alcock
    THE LIFE AND WORK OF SIR PATRICK MANSON

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: William Wood. Octavo, green cloth. pp [2], (xii), (274), [2] pp + 12 plates. 1927 ink owner name at front, else a VG+ clean, tight and unworn copy. Sir Patrick Manson (1844-1922), a Scottish physician, is known as the father of tropical medicine. He was the one who proposed the link between mosquitos and malaria. He practiced in Hong Kong for many years, where he founded the Hong Kong College of Medicine for Chinese, which later became the University of Hong Kong.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40552
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  • THE NEW FAR WEST AND THE OLD FAR EAST: Being notes on a tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, etc by BARNEBY, W. Henry
    BARNEBY, W. Henry
    THE NEW FAR WEST AND THE OLD FAR EAST: Being notes on a tour in North America, Japan, China, Ceylon, etc

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Edward Stanford, 1889. Octavo, green pictorial cloth gilt, black endpapers. pp (xii), 316, (4, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard + 7 other plates + 3 colour folding maps. Book a bit leaned, some foxing early and late, yellowing and foxing to the page edges, else a fine, bright copy, no owner names, inner hinges not cracked. The first 11 chapters deal with his journey from Toronto to Vancouver Island.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36645
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  • The Opening of Tibet. An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. With an Introduction by Francis Younghusband. by Landon, Perceval
    Landon, Perceval
    The Opening of Tibet. An Account of Lhasa and the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. With an Introduction by Francis Younghusband.

    Edition: First US edition

    New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905. Dark green stamped in blind, spine gilt lettered, top edges gilt, title page in red & black. pp (xvi), 484, (1, ad), [3] + mounted colour frontispiece with tissue guard and numerous b&w photos. Mild wear to spine tips and outer corners, short tear at bottom of title leaf neatly mended; cracked front inner hinge neatly repaired; else a VG clean, bright and tight copy, no owner names. Landon was the Special Correspondent of "The Times" who went with Younghusband's British military operation to open Tibet to British and Indian trade. An important Tibet book. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 30108
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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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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40711
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  • THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG by BRAMAH, Ernest
    BRAMAH, Ernest
    THE WALLET OF KAI LUNG

    New York: Doran, no date, 1900. Early printing (no Doran monogram to verso of title leaf) of the 2nd (and nicest) US edition. Orange cloth with blue paper spine label, colorful pictorial boards, orange cloth corner tips. Rubbing and tiny chips to top edge of spine label; page edge s yellowed; else a fine copy, no previous owner marks, covers clean and unrubbed. First Kai Lung book, it was first published London and Boston in 1900, with the first Doran printing in 1923.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11656
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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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    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.

    Condition: Book: Fine, Binding: Hardcover

    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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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41960
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  • BENSON, Stella
    TOBIT TRANSPLANTED

    Edition: First printing

    London: Macmillan, 1931. Octavo, green cloth. Yellowing and some foxing to page edges and endpapers, else a near fine jacketless copy, no owner names. A novel of exiled White Russians in Manchuria.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 39335
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  • Wilhelm, Hellmut and Richard
    Understanding the I Ching

    Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1995. Narrow octavo, card covers. 339 pp. VG+, no owner marks. Note: lighter parcel, any default shipping price may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 47360
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  • POSNER, Gerald L.
    WARRIORS OF CRIME: Chinese Secret Societies-The New Mafia

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: McGraw-Hill, 1988. Octavo, cloth & boards. Pp xviii, 289, (5) + plates, indexed. Fine in price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 31568
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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

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51642
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