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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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Cathay: A Journey in Search of Old China (A Destinations Book)

By: Bordewich, Fergus M.; Morris, Jan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Prentice Hall Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2200180


Near fine.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xxvi, 304 pp. Traveling through the chaotic landscape of modern China, Fergus M. Bordewich discovers the remains of an older world that Communism did its best to erase. Mr. Bordewich, by searching so assiduously, so affectionately, and so understandingly for legacies of the Chinese past, may paradoxically be giving us some foretastes of a China yet to be.Keywords: FERGUS BORDEWICH JAN MORRIS CATHAY JOURNEY IN SEARCH OF OLD CHINA T... View more info

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A Narrative of the Extraordinary Adventures, and Sufferings by Shipwreck & Imprisonment, of Donald Campbell, Esq. of Barbreck. With the Singular Humors of His Tartar Guide, Hassan Artaz. Comprising the Occurrences of Four Years, and Five Days, in an Overland Journey to India. In a Series of Letters to His Son.

By: Campbell, Donald

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York: L. Nichols & Co. for Evert Dyuckinck, Bookseller: 1801

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1971454


Third American edition. Bottom third of last text page and first three leaves of appendix torn out, boards rubbed with some loss from corners, joints weak, top half of front free endpaper removed. 1801 Full-Leather. 359 pp. 12mo. in 6s. Original full leather. A narrative of travel in epistolary form, consisting of numerous letters written by the author to his son. Includes voyages by land across Europe, across the Mediterranean, and through the Middle East to India. Evan... View more info

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Glimpses of Foreign Lands and People

By: Chapin, William Wisner

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Frederick H. Hitchcock: 1926

Seller ID: 2263617


Special edition limited to 500 copies. Ink gift note on front endpaper. Small abrasion to base of rear board. 1926 Hard Cover. x, [2], [895]-996, 1047-1070, [1]-101, [3] pp. William Wisner Chapin produced 130 hand-colored lantern slides of Korea that are housed in the permanent collection of George Eastman House. These were used to illustrated his National Geographic Magazine article, 'Glimpses of Korea and China,' published in November 1910. Both the lantern slides and ... View more info

Image for Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

Coryat's Crudities, in Two Volumes: Hastily Gobled Up in Five Moneths Travells in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia Commonly Called the Grisons Country, Helvetia Alias Switzerland, Some Parts of High Germany and the Netherlands; Newly Digested in the Hungry Aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, and Now Dispersed to the Nourishment of the Travelling Members of This Kingdome

By: Coryat, Thomas

Price: $350.00

Publisher: James MacLehose and Sons: 1905

Seller ID: 2198603


Rear corner of second volume lightly stained, both volumes lightly foxed throughout, owner bookplate on each front endpaper, pencil notes on rear blanks but no marks in text. 1905 Hard Cover. Complete in two volumes. xx, [2], 427, [1]; xi, [1], 435, [1] pp. 8vo. 1905 reissue of the work originally published in 1611 (Pine-Coffin 608). A travel memoir of journeys through Europe and Asia by the British writer, who often traveled on foot. Among the number of interesting acco... View more info

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A Summer Ride Through Western Tibet

By: Duncan, Jane E.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Collins' Clear-Type Press: 1906

Seller ID: 1530078


Spine faded. 1906 Small Hard Cover. 316 pp. 6 x 4. Gilt titles, ribbon marker bound in. CONTENTS: I. Preparations for the Journey; II. Sind Valley and Zoji La; III. Stony Tibet and Its Buddhists; IV. A Wedding; V. Leh and Himis; VI. The Devil Dance at Himis Gompa; VII. A Tamasha at Himis. The Approach to Chang La; VIII. The Chang La and the Pangkong Tso; IX. From Pangkong Tso Back to Leh; X. Leh. A Funeral Shopping, and a Tamasha; XI. Some Correspondence; XII. Sport. Mis... 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

Image for Scenes from Every Land. Over Five Hundred Photographic Views, Embracing the Most Beautiful and Famous Palaces, Cathedrals, Churches, Monuments, and Statues of the Old World; Feudal Castles, Heathen Temples, and the Classic Ruins of Italy, Egypt, Sinai and the Holy Land, together with the Masterpieces of Sculpture and Painting in the Art Galleries of Europe. A Photographic Panorama of the World, Giving Exquisite Views of Mountain, Lake, River, Forest and Ocean Scenery in every country; Instantaneous Photographs of Street Scenes in the Great Cities, and Objects of Natural Curiosity, Artistic Beauty and Sublimity everywhere. Designed to take the place of an Extended Tour of the World.

Scenes from Every Land. Over Five Hundred Photographic Views, Embracing the Most Beautiful and Famous Palaces, Cathedrals, Churches, Monuments, and Statues of the Old World; Feudal Castles, Heathen Temples, and the Classic Ruins of Italy, Egypt, Sinai and the Holy Land, together with the Masterpieces of Sculpture and Painting in the Art Galleries of Europe. A Photographic Panorama of the World, Giving Exquisite Views of Mountain, Lake, River, Forest and Ocean Scenery in every country; Instantaneous Photographs of Street Scenes in the Great Cities, and Objects of Natural Curiosity, Artistic Beauty and Sublimity everywhere. Designed to take the place of an Extended Tour of the World.

By: Hale, Edward Everett; Mabie, Hamilton W.; Gladden, Washington; Conover, Charlotte Reeve; Payne, C.H.; Conwell, Russell; Breckinridge, Wm. C.P.; Scovel, S.F.; Watterson, Henry; Whitsitt, William Heth; Stuckenburg, J.H.W.; Reeve, Mary Sherborn; Knox, Thoma

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick / Bryan, Taylor & Co.: 1893

Seller ID: 2265804


Hinges weakening, free endpapers lightly creased. 1893 Large Hardcover. xx, 400, [2] pp. Oblong. 11 1/8 x 14 1/2. A profusely illustrated tour of the world, featuring numerous black-and-white photographs, with descriptions of scenes by various writers, and an introduction by Lew Wallace. The majority of the text and images are dedicated to European countries, but the Middle East, Asia and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the Americas are also included, with sp... View more info

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Marco Polo: Venetian Adventurer (The Library of Great Lives)

By: Hart, Henry H.; McNeill, William H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Easton Press, Norwalk, Connecticut: 1989

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2066411


Publisher insert laid in. An exceptional copy. 1989 Full-Leather. xxxii, 306 pp. 8vo. Black leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, orange silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. Introduction by William H. McNeill. Marco Polo was an Italian merchant traveller from Venice. He learned the mercantile trade from his father and uncle. He travelled Asia/China, and had an impact on cartography, and lead to others to be inspired to travel to the Far East d... View more info

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The Black Parrot: A Tale of the Golden Chersonese

By: Hervey, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1923

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2263125


Reissue. Front board slightly bowed, ink name on front paste-down endpaper. 1923 Hard Cover. 337 pp. A travelogue of the author's voyages in Southeast Asia. View more info

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The Search for the Panchen Lama

By: Hilton, Isabel

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200517


First edition. 2000 Hard Cover. xv, 335, [1] pp. 8vo. While working on a documentary film, British journalist Hilton was permitted to accompany the Dalai Lama as he sought to identify the 11th incarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second-highest spiritual authority of Tibet's ruling Buddhist sect. This excellent and artfully written book (part of which has appeared in the New Yorker) tells the complicated recent history of the Panchen Lama. The 10th incarnation died under... View more info

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The Sacred Mountain of Tibet: On Pilgrimage to Kailas

By: Johnson, Russell; Moran, Kerry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Park Street Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195144


First edition. Ink date and ink message on title page.Jacket toned, sticker adhesive on bottom left front corner of jacket, jacket edges rubbed. 1989 Large Hardcover. 126 pp. The record of a spiritual journey through an extraordinary land, and of the devoted pilgrims who seek to climb Mount Kailas. Two Americans recount their experiences during the sacred pilgrimage to one of the most remote places on Earth. With more than 100 color photographs that capture the awe-inspi... View more info

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Dateline Mongolia: An American Journalist in Nomad's Land

By: Kohn, Michael

Price: $35.00

Publisher: RDR Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2203855


Near Fine. 2006 Trade Paperback. 346 pp. This is a vivid, informative, and irresistible journey through one of the world's most isolated and mysterious countries. It is a nation where falcon poachers, cattle rustlers, exiled Buddhist monks, death-defying child jockeys, and political assassins can be found in virtually every town. Dateline Mongolia is written with a fast-paced, journalistic style offering a unique perspective on a little-known society - from the politicia... View more info

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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

By: Landon, Percival; Colonel Younghusband (Introduction)

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1996828


First edition. Faint stain on top margin of small section of pages, rear endpapers faintly foxed. 1905 Hard Cover. xv, 484 pp. Tall 8vo. Original green cloth with blind-stamped swastika & single rule border on front panel, gilt spine titles & top page ridge. Tipped in color frontispiece, black & white photographic plates throughout. An account of British India's armed expedition to Tibet, designed to effect trade and establish diplomacy, during which British forces subju... View more info

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The Terra Cotta Army of Emperor Qin

By: Lazo, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New Discovery Books: 1993

Seller ID: 2204051


Bookplate remains to front endpaper, top page ridge faintly foxed.Near Fine. 1993 Large Hardcover. 80 pp. Chronicles the 1974 discovery of 7,500 life-size figures of Chinese warriors, the warriors' connection to China's first emperor, Qin, how and why they were created, and preservation efforts currently underway.Keywords: CAROLINE LAZO TERRA COTTA ARMY EMPEROR QIN CHINA CHINESE HISTORY ARCHAEOLOGY View more info

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Trekking in the Everest Region (Nepal Trekking Guides)

By: McGuinness, Jamie

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Trailblazer Publications: 1998

Seller ID: 1535057


1998 Trade Paperback. 256 pp. The third edition of the guide to the world's most famous trekking region. Includes route guides, Kathmandu and getting to Nepal. Written by a professional trek leader. View more info

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Japan: A Record in Colour

By: Menpes, Mortimer & Dorothy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Adam & Charles Black: 1901

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2174833


1905 5th printing. A few light stains to boards and bottom margin of last few pages, spine toned, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1901 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xiv, 206, [1] pp. 4-page terminal publisher ad. 4to. 75 color plates. A visual tour of Japan, part of A. & C. Black's excellent travel series. View more info

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East of Suez: Ceylon, India, China and Japan

By: Penfield, Frederic Courtland

Price: $40.00

Publisher: The Century Co., New York: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1924480


First edition. No jacket. Edges toned. 1907 Hard Cover. xvii, 349 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, white stamped titles & rules, gilt Sanskrit design on front board, mirrored on spine. A travelogue spanning numerous locations in the Far East, with black & white photographs and illustrations. View more info

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Glimpses of China

By: Rogers, Ingrid

Price: $2.00

Publisher: The Brethren Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1529655


First printing. 1989 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 147 pp. A revealing, personal account of what happens when 'East meets West' and time is provided to become better acquainted. Glimpses of China is Ingrid Roger's journal of the six months she and her family spent at the Dalian Foreign Language Institute in Dalian, China. Written with the frank directness of a non-expert, this book reveals a glimpse of China and of the Chinese people that... View more info

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William H. Seward's Travels Around the World. with Numerous Illustrations.

By: Seward, Olive Risley (Editor); Seward, William H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: D. Appleton and Company: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2134740


First edition. Boards rubbed, joints weakening, spine base discolored, front & end matter foxed. 1873 Full-Leather. xii, 788 pp. 9 3/8 x 6 3/4. 8vo. Eight pages of publisher ads bound in after text. Includes fold-out map. Original beige full leather, black leather spine panel, gilt titles & rules, marbled page ridges & endpapers. Numerous engravings (about 200) throughout text. Extensive journals of Seward's exploits in the United States, Canada, the Pacific Ocean, Japan... View more info

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The Road to Cathay

By: Sherwood, Merriam; Mantz, Elmer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The MacMillan Company: 1928

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197257


First edition. Pages toned.Half-inch by two-inch tear across top front edge of jacket, jacket toned, jacket price-clipped (price still intact). 1928 Hard Cover. xii, 251 pp. First edition. Cambaluc, Lhassa, Manzi, Cathay, Camadi, Tabriz--strange names and strange places hold as much fascination for the reader of today as they held for the men of the thirteenth century who read and marveled at the accounts of John of Plano Carpini, William of Rubruquis and Marco Polo. Fro... View more info

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The Ten Thousand Things: Adventures and Misadventures on China's Silk Road

By: Tenney, Brooks

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Trafford Publishing: 2009

Seller ID: 2202008


2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 308 pp. Walt Roberts, newly-appointed professor of Central Asian Studies, is about to embark on another trip to China, but this time, the focus will be on not only the Silk Road but also include the eastern portion of the web of trading routes. What will he, Tara, his girlfriend, and his group of six students encounter along the way? The Ten Thousand Things is the story of their journey. Walt's mismatche... View more info

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Kyoto

By: The Kyoto Municipal Government; Asayama, Tominosuke

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The Kyoto Municipal Government: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2059233


First edition. 1934 Hard Cover. iii, 56, [1] pp. Oblong: 7 1/2 x 10 3/8. Nishijin Textile cover (a special product of Kyoto), Kyoto mayor Tominosuke Asayama's card tipped in on preface page. Color pictorial endpapers, half-tone photographs depicting traditional Japanese architecture and cultural attractions, with brief explanations. According to the preface, this book was published to encourage tourism and provide 'a general description of interesting sights within the c... View more info

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The Golden Oriole: A 200-Year History of an English Family in India

By: Trevelyan, Raleight

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Viking: 1987

Seller ID: 2200979


Pages lightly foxed, spine slightly cocked.Jacket toned. 1987 Hard Cover. xiii, 536 pp. Includes black-and-white maps, family trees, and illustrations. Raleigh Trevelyan's great longing was always to return to the place he had remembered best, Gilgit, on the borders of Sinkiang and the USSR. Could any place have been so beautiful? Could he ever have been so happy? For eight months of the year what had seemed like Shangri-La had been cut off from the world by snow. Summer... View more info

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The Silk Road: Art and History

By: Tucker, Jonathan

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Art Media Resources: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262803


First edition. 1/2 inch closed tear on rear jacket corner. 2003 Large Hardcover. 391 pp. A celebration of the cultural heritage of the countries along the Silk Road, this book is a detailed, lavishly illustrated exploration of the the ancient trade route between Europe and Asia, more specifically between Rome and the old Chinese capital of Xian. The author provides a comprehensive history of the Silk Road and examines many of the most celebrated works of art discovered i... View more info