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A Book of Famous and Beautiful Chinese Ladies from all Antiquities [Accordion Book with Hand-Painted Portraits on Silk]

By: N/A

Price: $200.00

Publisher: S.N.:

Seller ID: 1854595


Minor loss from edges of title label on front board. Wooden boards, carved Chinese character within a circle on front board, along with paper title label. A collection of ten color portraits of Chinese ladies handpainted on silk, mounted on sturdier backing paper, and bound in the accordion style popular for such publications of Eastern art. Each portrait captioned with a brief biographical sketch in both Chinese and English. Subjects include: Chang Li Hua; Mu-Lan; Wu Ch... View more info

Image for Oriental Art, Jade & Other Carvings: Bronzes, Ceramics, Snuff Bottles, Ivory Carvings, Lacquer Furniture, Paintings. Estate of the Late Florence W. de Ganahl and Other Owners Including Richard M. Vaughan, Dr. Joseph F. Rock

Oriental Art, Jade & Other Carvings: Bronzes, Ceramics, Snuff Bottles, Ivory Carvings, Lacquer Furniture, Paintings. Estate of the Late Florence W. de Ganahl and Other Owners Including Richard M. Vaughan, Dr. Joseph F. Rock

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1953

Seller ID: 2206625


Wrappers lightly toned and lightly bumped, faint stain to top page edges with light water damage. 1953 Stapled Binding. 64 pp. Oriental Art, Jade & Other Carvings: Bronzes, Ceramics, Snuff Bottles, Ivory Carvings, Lacquer Furniture, Paintings. Estate of the Late Florence W. de Ganahl and Other Owners Including Richard M. Vaughan, Dr. Joseph F. Rock. Public Auction Sale Thursday and Friday, February 19 and 20 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1412. View more info

Image for Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1952

Seller ID: 2206629


Bottom edge of front wrapper toned, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1952 Stapled Binding. 80 pp. Chinese & Japanese Art, Egyptian & Other Antiquities. From the Collection of Emmanuel Gran and Property of Leo C. Collins, Dr. G.W. Kosmak & Other Owners. Public Auction Sale Thursday and Friday, May 1 and 2 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1342. View more info

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Chinese Jades and Other Chinese and Japanese Art. Property of a Chinese Private Collector and Other Owners.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 2206664


Wrappers faintly toned, two pencil markings to front wrapper. 1951 Stapled Binding. 41 pp. Chinese Jades and Other Chinese and Japanese Art. Property of a Chinese Private Collector and Other Owners. Public Auction Sale Thursday, May 31 at 1:45 p.m. Sale Number 1261. View more info

Image for Chinese and Japanese Art: Property of Mrs. Howard Back and from the Collection of Emanuel Gran and from Other Owners. Public Auction Sale, Wednesday & Thursday, March 28 and 29, at 1:45 p.m.

Chinese and Japanese Art: Property of Mrs. Howard Back and from the Collection of Emanuel Gran and from Other Owners. Public Auction Sale, Wednesday & Thursday, March 28 and 29, at 1:45 p.m.

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc.: 1951

Seller ID: 2266356


Wrappers lightly toned, red smudge on front wrapper, pencil doodle on second and last pages, first and last page lightly foxed, text block loose from binding. 1951 Soft Cover. 67 pp. Chinese porcelain pottery and jades, ancient Chinese bronzes, Japanese ivory carvings and Tsuba prints and paintings. Property of Mrs. Howard Back, New York. From the collection of Emanuel Gran, New York. Other owners. Public Auction Sale, March 28 and 29 at 1:45 p.m. Sale number 1237. Sales... View more info

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Land of the Dragon: Chinese Myth (Myth and Mankind)

By: Allan, Tony; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time-Life Books: 1999

Seller ID: 2205626


A very nice copy. Jacket lightly toned. 1999 Large Hardcover. 144 pp. Part of the Myth & Mankind series. A dramatic series that captures, culture by culture, the information that never makes it into the history books: strange stories, mystic rites, angry gods, vision quests. China is among the world's oldest civilizations and home to many of the earliest achievements in the history of humankind. Until the beginning of the twentieth century, the Chinese emperor ruled by... View more info

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Japonica

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1891

Seller ID: 2199450


Former library copy with a few marks. Boards a bit rubbed, ink name on front endpaper. 1891 Hard Cover. 128 pp. 10 x 7 1/2. Numerous black and white illustrations. Gilt titles. A 19th century account of Japanese culture, by an English author who lived in Japan for many years, and is best known for his work The Light of Asia. View more info

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Japan at the Midcentury: Leaves from Life

By: Axling, William

Price: $2.00

Publisher: The Judson Press: 1957

Seller ID: 1527818


Lightly rubbed. 1957 Trade Paperback. 291 pp. CONTENTS: Foreword; I. At The Turn of the Century; II. Japan Steps Out; III. A Place in the Sun; IV. Heyday for Liberals; V. Troubled Waters; VI. At The Crossroads; VII. Manifest Destiny; VIII. The Zero Hour; IX. Fettered Feet; X. In a Concentration Camp; XI. Leaves from Life; XII. Interpretative Side Lights; XIII. Democracy at the Rice Roots; XIV. A Strategic Bridgehead; XV. History in the Making; XVI. The Rebirth of a Natio... View more info

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Wailing Vale

By: Beg, Aziz

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Babur and Amer Publications: 1969

Seller ID: 1297316


No jacket. Insert on 'India's Growing Isolation' laid in. Ink note on front endpaper, pages slightly toned. 1969 Hard Cover. 376 pp. CONTENTS: Dogrs Despotism; Partition Drama; Arena Without Action; New Stratagems; Time Bomb Explodes; Return from Tashkent; Three Faces of Kashmir; Epilogue. View more info

Social and Administrative Research in Bangladesh: An Annotated Bibliography

By: Begum, Najmir Nur

Price: $25.00

Publisher: National Institute of Public Administration, Dacca: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1309109


First edition. Jacket & pages lightly toned, jacket edge wear with a few tears, ink on front endpaper & inside front cover. Good. 1973 Hard Cover. 74 pp. This compilation covers the works of the following organizations: Department of Sociology, Dacca University; National Institute of Public Administration, Dacca; Bangladesh Family Planning Council, Dacca; Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development, Kotbari, Comilla; Directorate of Social Welfare, Dacca; Bureau of Economic ... View more info

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Haiku Harvest (Japanese Haiku, Series IV)

By: Beilenson, Peter; Behn, Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2260187


Small chip to jacket spine-head, jacket lightly toned. Ink name on front endpaper, minor pencil marginalia. 1962 Hard Cover. Unpaginated. Step into a series of dazzling, funny, melancholy, and joyous moments with this collection of haiku masterworks. Translators Peter Beilenson and Harry Behn approached this volume with the twofold goal of crafting a book of haiku accessible to anyone and rendering their best guess at what the poets would have written in English. Their t... View more info

Image for Campaigns in the Eastern Theatre, in Six Volumes: Campaigns in South-East Asia, 1941-42; Retreat from Burma, 1941-42; Arakan Operations, 1942-45; Reconquest of Burma Volume I: June 1942 - June 1944; Reconquest of Burma Volume II: June 1944 - August 1945; Post-War Occupation Forces: Japan and South-East Asia (The Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in World War II)

Campaigns in the Eastern Theatre, in Six Volumes: Campaigns in South-East Asia, 1941-42; Retreat from Burma, 1941-42; Arakan Operations, 1942-45; Reconquest of Burma Volume I: June 1942 - June 1944; Reconquest of Burma Volume II: June 1944 - August 1945; Post-War Occupation Forces: Japan and South-East Asia (The Official History of the Indian Armed Forces in World War II)

By: Bhargava, K.D.; Sastri, K.N.V.; Prasad, Bisheshwar; Madan, N.N.; Prasad, Sri N.; Khera, P.N.; Singh, Rajendra

Price: $2,250.00

Publisher: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section / Orient Longmans / Job Press Private Limited: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204371


PRICE IS FOR THIS SET PLUS THE REST OF THE 'OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES IN WORLD WAR II' SET (24 VOLUMES TOTAL). First editions. Two volumes are former library copies with a few associated marks, three volumes include original jackets. Volume 6 jacket toned. 1960 Hard Cover. Complete in six volumes. 8vo. A history of the Indian forces on the Eastern front during World War II, including information on Southeast Asia, Burma, Arakan operations, and Japan. Il... View more info

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Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1949

By: Bianco, Lucien

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Stanford: 1971

Seller ID: 2261546


Ink marginalia. 1971 Trade Paperback. The original French edition of this book, published in 1967, was widely acclaimed as the best introduction to Chinese Communism ever published. A fresh, bold interpretative survey, it focuses on the dynamic social forces underlying the Chinese Communists' rise in three short decades from obscurity to power. The author seeks above all to relate the events of this tumultuous period to certain tentative generalizations about the nature ... View more info

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

By: Boo, Katherine

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 2012

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2204544


Corner of front endpaper clipped. 2012 Hard Cover. In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope. Abdul, an enterprising teenager, sees “a f... View more info

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The Dutch East: Sketches and Pictures, with Seventy-Eight Illustrations from Photographs

By: Brown, J. Macmillan

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, & Co., Ltd.: 1914

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1849188


First edition. Page ridges and front & end matter lightly foxed, spine faded, corners rubbed, light stain on corner of first several pages. 1914 Hard Cover. xvi, 222 pp. 1-page terminal publisher ad. A history of the presence of the Dutch East Company in Southeast Asia, illustrated with photographs. View more info

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The Living Reed: A Novel of Korea

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266362


First edition. Two small chips to jacket spine-head, jacket edges lightly rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. Top page ridge faintly foxed. 1963 Hard Cover. 478 pp. The Living Reed is an historical novel by Pearl S. Buck in which life in Korea, from the latter part of the nineteenth century to the end of the Second World War, is described through the viewpoints and lives of several members of four generations of a prominent aristocratic family. View more info

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When Iron Gates Yield

By: Bull, Geoffrey T.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Moody Press: 1955

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2195264


First paperback printing. Cover and pages heavily toned, two creases on spine, edges rubbed. 1955 Trade Paperback. 254 pp. The dauntless story of the British Missionary in Tibet, captive in Chinese Communist hands for three years. View more info

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Bound Feet & Western Dress

By: Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1531746


First edition. Front jacket flap corner clipped, ink note on front endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. 215 pp. Alternates the stories of the author's great aunt, growing up in the years between the fall of the last emperor and the Communist revolution, with the author's own search for identity, belonging, and her family heritage. View more info

The Civil Service in Pakistan (The Central Recruited Civil Services): Thesis Approved for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy of the University of London

By: Chaudhuri, Muzaffar Ahmed

Price: $15.00

Publisher: National Institute of Public Administration, Dacca: 1969

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 1308669


The less common second edition, printed 6 years after the original. Very good hardcover in good jacket. Jacket flaps glued down, jacket edge wear, ink name & date on front endpaper. Good. 1969 Hard Cover. 393 pp. CONTENTS: The Growth of the Civil Service in British India and Pakistan; Organisation and Composition; Recruitment; Training; General Conditions of Employment; Professional Standards of Conduct; Staff Relation in the Civil Service in Britain and Pakistan; Conclu... View more info

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Chinese Brush Painting

By: Cherrett, Pauline

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc: 2005

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2199955


1st printing. Light shelf wear. 2005 Large Softcover. 80 pp. By learning Chinese brush painting, you'll capture the essence of a subject, rather than all the details, in your work. It's the interplay of brush strokes and the space surrounding them that is the focus of this ancient art. Chinese Brush Painting will introduce you to both beginning and advanced techniques, enabling you to experiment with a variety of papers, inks, and brushes. View more info

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The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Dragonbooks Aps: 1986

Seller ID: 1515492


1986 Large Softcover. 281 pp. This beautifully written and well-organized book may be enjoyed in its entirety. The author explores 11 areas of Chinese life: remembering (emperors), believing, marrying, meditating, eating, living, working, correcting, understanding (the body and the universe), creating (fine arts) and trading. Lovely and recent color photographs embellish each chapter, whether they show a family eating a simple meal or the traditional customs of a remote ... View more info

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A Handbook of Modern Japan

By: Clement, Ernest W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bay View Reading Group: 1904

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2208416


Fourth edition. No jacket, boards lightly rubbed with light stain to rear board, pencil marginalia throughout. 1904 Hard Cover. xiv, 403 pp. CONTENTS: Physiography; Industrial Japan; Travel, Transportation, Commerce; People, Houses, Food, Dress; Manners and Customs; Japanese Traits; History (Old Japan); History (New Japan); Constitutional Imperialism; Local Self-Government; Japan as a World Power; Legal Japan; The New Woman in Japan; Language and Literature; Education; A... View more info

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Comparative Political Theory: An Introduction

By: Dallmayr, Fred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan: 2010

Seller ID: 2259825


A fine copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. xiv, 275 pp. Political theory has been traditionally confined to the history of Western political thought from Aristotle to Nietzsche, but this limitation is not tenable in a global age. This text focuses on Islamic, Indian and Far Eastern civilizations, offering readings of classical teachings and contemporary theoretical developments. View more info

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Chronology of Pakistan Movement March 23, 1940 - August 14, 1947

By: Department of Archives

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Department of Archives: 1994

Seller ID: 1296268


Minimal wear. 1994 Soft Cover. Stapled binding. 27 pp. We are bringing out this booklet as part of celebrations of the 47th anniversary of our independence this year on 14 August, 1994. This booklet covers important events dating from the adoption of the Lahore Resolution (23 March, 1940) to the establishment of Pakistan (14 August, 1947). We hope this booklet will prove useful to students of history in particular. This chronology has been prepared by the Department of A... View more info

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The Broken Seal: Operation Magic and the Secret Road to Pearl Harbor

By: Farago, Ladislas

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Random House: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205289


First edition. Very good. Jacket edges lightly rubbed, front jacket flap price-clipped. 1967 Hard Cover. 439 pp. The dramatic top-secret story of a hidden war--the war of wits between American and Japanese code breakers--which reached its disastrous climax on December 7, 1941. Was there a conspiracy in the White House to maneuver the Japanese into the war? Were the commanders in Hawaii derelict in their duty when they failed to anticipate the raid on pearl harbor? Ex... View more info

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Visions of Power: Imagining Medieval Japanese Buddhism

By: Faure, Bernard; Brooks, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2000

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2150055


2nd printing. Highlighting & pencil marginalia. 2000 Trade Paperback. xvi, 329 pp. Bernard Faure's previous works are well known as guides to some of the more elusive aspects of the Chinese tradition of Chan Buddhism and its outgrowth, Japanese Zen. Continuing his efforts to look at Chan/Zen with a full array of postmodernist critical techniques, Faure now probes the imaginaire, or mental universe, of the Buddhist Soto Zen master Keizan Jokin (1268-1325). Although Faure'... View more info

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At the Dragon's Gate: With the OSS in the Far East

By: Fenn, Charles

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205262


First edition. A fine copy. Fine. 2004 Hard Cover. vii, 226 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. In the early days of World War II, a young Marine named Charles Fenn was recruited by the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for undercover operations in the China-Burma-India theatre. Fenn knew exactly what it took to get the job done. His wartime exploits are the stuff of legend, but not even his OSS compatriots knew the full extent of his espionage activities. Fenn's ... View more info

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Chinese Gordon: A Succinct Record of His Life [General Charles George Gordon]

By: Forbes, Archibald

Price: $15.00

Publisher: John B. Alden, Publisher: 1884

Seller ID: 2059237


Front hinge just starting, related article mounted on front endpaper with transfer to opposite endpaper. 1884 Hard Cover. 215 pp. 8vo. A biography of the British general who fought in the Crimean War, and secured his reputation (and nickname) during the Taiping Rebellion, in which he commanded the Ever Victorious Army comprised of Chinese soldiers. View more info

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Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expedtions

By: Gallenkamp, Charles; Novacek, Michael J.

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2002

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2266421


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 2002 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 344 pp. A journey through the tremendous discoveries and unforgettable adventures of the Central Asiatic Expeditions of 1922-1930 describes how a fossil-hunting team, led by Roy Chapman Andrews, braved raging sandstorms, murderous bandits, political intrigue, civil war, and conflicts between the United States and China as it searched for evidence of dinosaurs and other extinct creatures in the Gobi Desert. View more info

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The Mikado's Empire. Book I. History of Japan, From 660 B.C. to 1872 A.D., Book II. Personal Experiences, Observations, and Studies in Japan, 1870-1874.

By: Griffis, William Elliot

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers: 1876

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2119181


First edition. Edges rubbed with some loss from corners, spine repaired, boards soiled. 1876 Hard Cover. 625, [11] pp. 8vo. Includes engraved plates and illustrations. A study of the Japanese empire that is part history, part travelogue, by a professor at the Imperial University of Tokyo. View more info