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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

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

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

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

Along River and Road in Fuh-Kien, China

By: Dukes, Edwin Joshua

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, American Tract Society: 1885

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 20929

Condition: Good+


B&W Illustrations on glossy stock; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages; No date given [circa 1885] American Tract Society, New York. Presumably the 1st American edition, from the English. In publisher's green cloth embellished with a gilt detailed vignette to cover and gilt title lettering at spine. Decorative floral scrolling and borders stamped in black. Soundly bound with complete set of 16 plates. A map is mentioned in the book's subtitle but was apparently left out... View more info

Le Musee De Pekin

By: Fourcade, Francois

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Paris, Editions Cercle D' Art: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16368

Condition: Very Good


Color Illustrations; Square 4to 9" - 11" tall; Oversize HC in cream linen covered boards; title lettering brightly stampen in red to cover and spine. Solid clean copy lacks dust jacket. Profusely illustrated with color plates mounte to heavy paper pages in-text. Text in French. Fabulous illustrations. Overall VG ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

Among the Mongols

By: Gilmour, Rev. James

Price: $39.50

Publisher: New York, The American Tract Society: 1895

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 29287

Condition: Good+


12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 382 pages; No date given [circa 1895] American Tract Society. HC in original diced brown cloth with pictorial title designs brightly in gilt to cover and spine; ornate borders stamped in blind. Text block snug and clean, though the front endpage is split in the front joint. A personal library catalog number painted in thin white brushed paint to base of spine. Cloth lighty bruised and rubbed through at corners; mild fray at spine ends. Illus... View more info

Dr. Newman and his Religious Opinions

By: Hastings, Collette Charles

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, John F. Shaw & Co: 1866

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 29576

Condition: Fair


Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 200 pages; 1st edition hardcover in original pebbled red cloth with decorative ruling in blind to board edges. Cloth ta spine mostly perished with only two inches at crown remaining with partial titles only. Rear board detached. Original endpages remain. Bookplate of theological seminary library to front pastedown. Tipped in at front is a "Notice to Readers" and appended at rear is a 16 page publisher's catalog. Text complete cle... View more info

Bitter Seeds-A Farmer's Story of Revolution in China

By: Karnow, Stanley and Steiner, Henry (Design and Illustration)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Dragonfly Books: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: Alibris.0005403

Condition: Near Fine


Linocuts; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 43 pages; . Dragonfly Books oversize paperback in illustrated card stock covers. Tight bright and exceptionally neat. No marks. Appears unread. Sharp crisp corners; unrubbed. Designed and illustrated with linocuts by Henry Steiner. About Fine. Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Meiyintang "Chicken Cup."

By: Krahl, Regina; Nicolas Chow & Giuseppe Eskenazi

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Hong Kong, Sotheby's Hong Kong, Ltd.: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37440

Condition: Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 60 pages; Over size HC in original light gray cloth with titles in red and black to cover and spine. Special monograph study on the high point of the 2014 Sotherby's Chinese Ceramics sale. The cup set a record for price on a piece of Chinese cermicware, seeling for over 26 million US dollars. This 60 page wortk offers two essays by Ktahl and Eskenazi and is illustrated with numerous color photographs of the cup. NF ... Over... View more info

An Index to Reproductions of Paintings by Twentieth-Century Chinese Artists Revised Edition

By: Laing, Ellen

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Ann Arbor, University of Michigan : Center for Chinese Studies: 1998

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 33027

ISBN: 0892641266

Condition: Good+


Michigan Monographs in Chinese Studies; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 530 pages; Stout HC in original maroon cloth with titles in gilt to cover and spine. Snugly bound with immaculate text, but with ex-library indications including a catalog label at spine and light attachments to endpages. Tight and fresh; graded down for institutional ownership indications but generally quite VG. G+ thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or internationa... View more info