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  • KANG, Younghill (1898-1972)
    EAST GOES WEST (inscribed)

    Edition: First edition

    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Yellow cloth stamped in red. pp (6), 401. Spine very lightly yellowed; page edges yellowed; soft bump to outer corners of covers; endpapers tanned; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Inscribed by the author "Dorothy R. Sewell, with best wishes, very sincerely, Younghill Kang, June 5-1950, 406 Prospect St., New Haven - Conn." (a little smearing to the date and address). Said to be the second Korean-American novel, albeit it is a fictionalized memoir, like his first novel. "Kang at first wrote in Korean and Japanese, switching to English only in 1928 and under the tutelage of his American wife, Frances Keeley. He worked as an editor for the Encyclopædia Britannica and taught…

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    New York: Scribner's, 1937. Yellow cloth stamped in red. pp (6), 401. Spine very lightly yellowed; page edges yellowed; soft bump to outer corners of covers; endpapers tanned; else a VG clean and unworn jacketless copy. Inscribed by the author "Dorothy R. Sewell, with best wishes, very sincerely, Younghill Kang, June 5-1950, 406 Prospect St., New Haven - Conn." (a little smearing to the date and address). Said to be the second Korean-American novel, albeit it is a fictionalized memoir, like his first novel. "Kang at first wrote in Korean and Japanese, switching to English only in 1928 and under the tutelage of his American wife, Frances Keeley. He worked as an editor for the Encyclopædia Britannica and taught at New York University, where his colleague Thomas Wolfe read the opening chapters of his novel The Grass Roof and recommended it to Scribners publishing house. The book was admired by such other authors as Rebecca West and H. G. Wells, and was considered for a movie adaptation by Hollywood.The Grass Roof was well received in its time, since it seemed to confirm American disdain for Korea. East Goes West, however, criticized the United States and therefore was less popular until the multicultural movement gave it renewed attention." - Wikipedia. The present book was reprinted as a Penguin Classic in 2019. "Having fled Japanese-occupied Korea for the gleaming promise of the United States with nothing but four dollars and a suitcase full of Shakespeare to his name, the young, idealistic Chungpa Han arrives in a New York teeming with expatriates, businessmen, students, scholars, and indigents. Struggling to support his studies, he travels throughout the United States and Canada, becoming by turns a traveling salesman, a domestic worker, and a farmer, and observing along the way the idealism, greed, and shifting values of the industrializing twentieth century. Part picaresque adventure, part shrewd social commentary, East Goes West casts a sharply satirical eye on the demands and perils of assimilation. It is a masterpiece not only of Asian American literature but also of American literature." - from the Penguin edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 50856
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  • Granfield, Linda
    I Remember Korea: Veterans Tell Their Stories of the Korean War, 1950-53

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Clarion Books, 2003. Brown boards. pp 136; index, photos. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket. Inscribed by the author on the title page.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 48736
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  • WOOD, Herbert Fairlie, Lt-Col.
    SINGULIER CHAMP DE BATAILLE: Les operations en Corée et leurs effets sur la politique de défense du Canada

    Edition: First edition in French

    Ottawa: Ministre de la Défense nationale, 1966. Tall octavo, red cloth, colour endpaper maps. pp vi, 354 + 7 colour maps (2 folding), colour frontispiece, b&w photos. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has two tears, some creasing at fore margins from the excess surface lamintation, else good. Historie officielle de l'Armée canadienne en Corée. Text is in French. Note: bit over 1 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 33178
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  • TERRY'S JAPANESE EMPIRE, including Korea and Formosa, with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A guidebook for travellers. With 8 specially drawn maps and 21 plans by TERRY, T. Phillip
    TERRY, T. Phillip
    TERRY'S JAPANESE EMPIRE, including Korea and Formosa, with chapters on Manchuria, the Trans-Siberian Railway, and the chief ocean routes to Japan. A guidebook for travellers. With 8 specially drawn maps and 21 plans

    Edition: First UK issue

    London: Constable, 1914. Thick 16mo, red cloth gilt lettered, endpaper ads, sprinkled page edges and rounded corners. pp (cclxxxiv), 799, (61, ads) + 8 colour maps and 21 plans (all but frontispiece folding). Memorial bookplate of Ross H. Macdonald on verso of front free endpaper, two short tears to first folding map neatly repaired on blank side with clear archival paper tape, light sticker stain to lower spine, else a fine copy. 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.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41944
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  • (CLARKE, SAMUEL. 1599 - 1682)
    The historian’s guide, or, Britains’s remembrancer. For the last century. Being a summary of all the principal actions, exploits, sieges, battels, designs...

    London: S. Keble, D. Brown, and J. Sprint, 1701. Title page continues: "attempts, preferments, honours, changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy notice, that hath happen'd in His Majesty's kingdoms, from anno dom. 1600. to this present year, 1701. Shewing the year, month, and day of the month, in which each action was done." pp [8],212,215-246. Text is continuous despite breaks in pagination and register. A reissue of the edition of 1690, without all after p.212, but with a cancel title page and addition of further pages, pp.215-246. ESTC T112188 . Includes frontispiece portait of James II. Contemporary calf sides expertly rebacked in closely matching calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Page edges browned; rounding to…

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    London: S. Keble, D. Brown, and J. Sprint, 1701. Title page continues: "attempts, preferments, honours, changes, &c. and whatever else is worthy notice, that hath happen'd in His Majesty's kingdoms, from anno dom. 1600. to this present year, 1701. Shewing the year, month, and day of the month, in which each action was done." pp [8],212,215-246. Text is continuous despite breaks in pagination and register. A reissue of the edition of 1690, without all after p.212, but with a cancel title page and addition of further pages, pp.215-246. ESTC T112188 . Includes frontispiece portait of James II. Contemporary calf sides expertly rebacked in closely matching calf, spine with raised bands and red morocco label. Page edges browned; rounding to upper outer corner; front pastedown, both sides of free endpaper, and recto of frontispiece covered with pencil notes; old ink name on recto of frontispiece; else fine, text quite clean.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 49678
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  • KIM, Richard E.
    THE MARTYRED (ARC)

    Edition: First printing

    New York: Braziller, 1964. Advance reading copy in non-pictorial printed card covers. Covers creased, page edges yellowed, generally VG otherwise. A novel of the Korean War by a young officer who served with the ROK and US armies for the full duration of this "police action". The novel "is not about the battlefield, it is about the conflict in the souls of men." - cover. This first novel was nominated for the National Book Award and was the basis of a film.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43257
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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
    View cart More details Price: USD $75.00 USD $67.50