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Cultureel Indie, Zevende Jaarganag (1945) (Volume VII [Seven]) [Full Morocco Binding]

By: Afdeeling Volkenkunde Van Het Indisch Instituut,

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Amsterdam, E J Brill: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 35921

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 218 pages; Oversize volume. This seventh volume of the annual has been rebound in full modern morocco leather with gilt tooled morocco labels to spine. Contents bright and clean. Illustrated with b&w photos. VG+ thus in a Fine binding ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Where the Streets Lead

By: Ahuja, Sarayu and Sanat Surti (Ills)

Price: $22.50

Publisher: India, Penguin Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16387

ISBN: 014025952X

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 368 pages; Trade sized paperback in glossy illustrated covers. Sound unmarked copy in color pictorial covers. Light general handling wear to edges and surfaces; mild curl at corners. Illustrated from drawings by Sanat Surti. VG- View more info

Report of the Committee Appointed by the Philippine Commission to Investigate the Use of Opium and the Traffic Therein

By: Albert, Dr Jose; Brent, Rev. Charlesh. ; Carter, Mjr E. C.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: [wahington Dc: Philippines], Bureau Of Insular Affairs; War Department: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0003956

Condition: Good+


Good. No dust jacket as issued. ; 310 p. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 310 pages; A landmark report on opiate use in Philippines and Asia. Regarded as the first US Government effort to prohibit the use of narcotics. The report was commissioned by Roosevelt at the request of Protestant missionaries fearful of the effect of US Government sanctioning of Opium use by levying taxes on its traffic in the Philippines. The substantial report includes study of opium use and laws g... View more info

Hidden Power: The Palace Eunuchs of Imperial China.

By: Anderson, Mary M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Buffalo NY, Prometheus Books: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37132

ISBN: 0879755741

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 318 pages; Tightly bound and fresh in crisp edged and uniformly bright pictorial dust jacket. Feels and appears unread. Just trace shelf evidence to jacket at edges. F/NF View more info

The Little World

By: Benson, Stella

Price: $11.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1932

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 29225

Condition: Very Good+


B&W Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 317 pages; in original dark red cloth with title lettering brightly in gilt to the spine. Soundly bound and neat. Just light shelf/handling wear to cloth at edges. Prior owner's initials pencilled to front endpage and small book dealer sticker to rear pastedown. Includes b&w illustrations. Solid unmarked copy. VG+ View more info

Pots of Gold

By: Beyerle, Edith Marie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Loizeaux Brothers: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 25051

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 218 pages; Sound clean copy in purple cloth with title-lettering in gilt to spine. Light silverfishing to the cloth at spine panel and to the upper left corner of front panel; small area of predation to bottom edge of rear panel. Mild foxing to front endpaper. Text clean and unmarked. G+ View more info

Stories from a Ming Collection ; Translations of Chinese Short Stories Published in the Seventeenth Century

By: Birch, Cyril (Trans. )

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana University Press: 1959

Seller ID: 33761

Condition: Very Good-


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 205 pages; HC in original cloth. Soundly bound and clean. Prior owner name and address penned neatly to front pastedown. Text clean and unmarked. Lacking dust wrapper but otherwise VG View more info

All Men Are Brothers [Shui Hu Chuan]

By: Buck, Pearl S. (Trans. ) & Miguel Covarrubias (Illust. ) & Lin Yutang (Intro.)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1948

Seller ID: 37451

Condition: Very Good-


Color Plates; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 688 pages; Oversize HC in original 1/4 plum colored cloth backed spine and orange paper covered boards. Soundly bound and clean; with fabulous color plates from paintings by Covarrubias. Cloth at spine lightly sunned and faded; binding a bit shaken. The slipcase is present but is much worn and rubbed with splitting at joints. Heritage Sandglass newsletter and original worn glassine dust jacket laid in at front. Book si VG- in fa... View more info

The Gobi Desert

By: Cable, Mildred & Frances French

Price: $13.50

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Co: 1945

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 37327

Condition: Very Good-


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 303 pages; Soundly bound in original rust colored cloth. Prior owner name and address penned to front endpage and subsequent owner's small letterpress bookplate to front pastedown. Trimmed flaps and rear panel from dust jacket are laid in at rear. Mild fray and crimping to cloth at spine ends. Illustrated with b&w photos on glossy stock. Lacking dustwrapper. VG- View more info

Yuan Shih-K'ai

By: Ch'en, Jerome

Price: $10.00

Publisher: China, Rainbow Bridge Book Co: 1972

Edition: 2nd ed.; English language edition published in China

Seller ID: Alibris.0005491

ISBN: 0804707898

Condition: Near Fine


16mo 6" - 7" tall; 258 pages; Very good in very good dust jacket. Apparently a pirated edition. Published with glossy pictorial dust jacket. Copyright info in Chinese, but text in English. Appears unread and near Fine View more info

Adventures And Perils: The First Hundred and Fifty Years of Union Insurance Society of Canton

By: Chalkley, Alan and Robin Barrie

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Hong Kong, Ogilvy & Mather: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27711

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Period photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 54 pages; Larger format HC/DJ. 1st edition. Snug bright and neat in crisp edged and bright pictorial dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with period photographs. Handsome copy; NF/NF View more info

Autobiography of a Chinese Woman

By: Chao, Buwei Yang & Yuenren Chao (Trans. )

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, John Day Company: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 37584

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 327 pages; Soundly bound in original title lettered dust jacket. 2nd printing stated. Dust jacket with light to moderate general edge and surface rubbing; mild sun fading to jacket at spine and light shelf soiling to surfaces. Shallow chipping from jacket at spine ends and corner tips. Illustrated with b&w photos on glossy stock plates. Uncommon, especially in dust jacket. VG/G+ View more info

The Analects of Confucius; Easton Press - the 100 Greatest Books Ever Written

By: Confucius & Tseng Yu-Ho (Illust. ) & Lionel Giles (Intro)

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Norwalk, Connecticut, The Easton Press: 1976

Seller ID: 37395

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 130 pages; Collector's edition. Bound in full brown leather with elaborate decorative and title design stamped brightly in gilt. All edges gilt. Hubbed spine and silk moire endleaves. Color illustrations by Yo-Ho. Lovely copy. Feels and appears unread and as new. No marks or attached bookplates. Fine. View more info

Barling, Exhibition June 1992

By: Cooke, Christopher

Price: $17.50

Publisher: London, Barling of Mount Street: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 27734

Condition: Near Fine


Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 26 pages; Oversize paperback in heavy, textured card stock covers. A catalog of some pieces featured in the June 1992 exhibition with accompanying text. Eleven pieces featured with plates and description, including Lacquer, Furniture and Figurative pieces. Bright fresh copy feels and appears unread and about as new. NF. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

War of the Mines

By: Davies, Paul; Dunlop, Nic

Price: $10.95

Publisher: London, Pluto Press: 1994

Seller ID: 0201B780053

ISBN: 0745308600

Condition: Very Good


B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 172 pages; 1994 Pluto Press oversize softcover. Square and sound book, light edgewear to covers. Interior is clean, bright and neat, full of vivid and disturbing b+w photographic image. VG. Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Chinese, a General Description of China and its Inhabitants; Four Volumes in Two, Including the Supplementary Volume

By: Davis, John Francis

Price: $225.00

Publisher: London, Charles Knight & C. Cox: 1850

Edition: New edition, revised and enlarged

Seller ID: 25659

Condition: Very Good-


Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; Uniformly bound 4 volumes in 2. 16mo in ribbed green cloth with rules and decorative borders in blind to boards, triple ruled bands and titles in gilt to spine. Variously published by Charles Knight and C. Cox with Vol I showing an 1851 date and C. Cox masthead while the other 3 volumes bear 1845/46 Knight publishing details. Likely bound in 1851 by Cox after he assumed responsibility of publication. Snugly bound and clean; shallow c... View more info

Publicaties Van Den Oudheidkundigen Dienst In Nederlandsch-indie - I. ; Tjandi Kidal; the Earliest Sanskrit Inscriptions of Java; De Mintaraga-Basreliefs Aan De Oud-Javaansch Bouwwerken

By: De Haan, B. & F. D. K. Bosch; J. Ph. Vogel; P. V. Van Stein Callenfels

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Batavia; Jakarta, Albrecht & Co: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28845

Condition: Good


60 plates; photos, elevations; Folio 13" - 23" tall; 53 pages; Folio sized HC in original brown cloth backed, paper covered boards; titles lettered in dark brine to quarter cloth spine and in brown to the upper board. 1st edition. Collects three papers and their respective illustrations. Tjandi Kidal; the Earliest Sanskrit Inscriptions of Java; De Mintaraga-Basreliefs Aan De Oud-Javaansch Bouwwerken. Vogel's paper on Sanskrit inscriptions is in English; the othe... View more info

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part I

By: Defrancis, John

Price: $12.95

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 2000

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 37696

ISBN: 0300020600

Condition: Very Good


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 539 pages; Large trade sized paperback in glossy title lettered covers. Snugly bound and clean; no marks. Light shelf and book bag wear to cover edges. Mild dogearing to front corners and first several pages. VG or better View more info

Communist China; The Politics of Student Opposition

By: Doolin, Dennis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution//Stanford University: 1964

Seller ID: bio000337

Condition: Very Good+


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 70 pages; Trade size paperback in red paper wraps with titles brightly in yellow. Appears unread and unused. About as new. VG+ to NF View more info

Social Life of the Chinese, with some Account of their Religious, Governmental, Educational, And Business Customs And Opinions with Special but Not Exclusive Reference to Fuhchau) : Complete 2 Volumes

By: Doolittle, Justus

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Singapore, Graham Brash (Pte. ) Ltd: 1986

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 27835

ISBN: 9971490196

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


8vo 8" - 9" tall; 949 pages; Two volumes, complete. HC/DJ. Facsimile reissue of the 1895 edition, with original engraved illustrations well reproduced and text clear on high grade acid free paper. Both volumes tightly bound; feels and appears unread and as new. F/F ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info