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1000 Chinese Foundation Characters (4 Volumes)
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1000 Chinese Foundation Characters (4 Volumes)

by Yen Y.C. James and Daniel C. Fu

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Toronto: School of Chinese Studies University of Toronto, 1943. First Edition. Small octavos; (2), 48, (2)pp; 48pp; 24pp (printed recto only); 24pp (printed recto only). Very Good copies; each containing 250 characters. Volumes 1 & 2 in grey printed stapled wrappers; volumes 3 & 4 in oblong blue stapled wrappers. 'Romanization, Translation and Vocabular by William C. White.
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Afghanistan Venture (SIGNED)

Afghanistan Venture (SIGNED)

by Jones, Paul S.

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San Antonio: The Naylor, 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. TLS tipped to ffep, in presentation to the president of Stanford University. 8vo. 454 pp. Index. Blue cloth, map endpapers in publisher's color illustrated dustjacket. Light wear to extremities; bump to lower front corner; stain along upper front edge else a near fine copy in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities; chips along upper edge; short closed tears). As a civil engineer, the author worked on a huge reclamation and irrigation project in Afghanistan and had the opportunity to look "... long, closely and hard at this exotic country, so important now to the West in this tense and explosive region that borders Russian, and stands as a buffer between that country and the vast riches of the Indian sub-continent." - dustjacket.
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Africa Dances: a Book about West African Negroes

Africa Dances: a Book about West African Negroes

by Gorer, Geoffrey

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1935. First American Edition. 8vo. 337 pp; viii pp Index. Black & white photographic illustrations. Cream cloth with red & black illustration and lettering; in publisher's illustrated dustjacket. A near fine copy in good dustjacket (loss to spine ends; wear to extremities; red label on front cover; 1/4 spine end paper separated but present). The exciting story of the author's travels by car with Paris Benga, the famous Negro dancer, on a tour which zigzagged through the French colonies, the French and British mandates, and the Gold Coast to study the native dances in the districts most remote from civilization. This is also a study of the government and religion, the sex-life and marriage ritual, habits and customs, and the emotional and mental character of these West African Negroes.
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Akhenaten, the Heretic King (INSCRIBED by the author)
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Akhenaten, the Heretic King (INSCRIBED by the author)

by Redford, Donald B.

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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. 1st. Hardcover. A Fine copy in a Very Good dust jacket. Quarto; (xxvi), 255 pages. INSCRIBED on half title 'To Noel/with best wished/Don Redford'.
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Album of Quebec

by Leighton & Frey

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Portland, Maine: Leighton & Frey Souvenir View Co, 1890. 1st. Original cloth. First Edition. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4". Fanfolded view book with 26 vignettes on 12 leaves. Map of the City of Quebec inside rear board. Black cloth spine over maroon boards with elaborate gilt decoration & lettering to front cover and blindstamping on rear cover. Light wear to extremities; some burnishing to gilt; 2" split at top of fist leaf; paper at rear hinge partially separated; a very good copy. Uncommon view book, no copies listed in OCLC. Includes images of buildings in Quebec at the end of the 19th century, Champlain Market; Grand Battery & Laval University; Breakneck Steps; Frontenac Hotel; Dufferin Terrace and much more.
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Album of Forty Seven Ronins
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[Tokyo], No date. Original boards. Small oblong 16mo. Accordion fold book with 24 pp color illustrations. Text in English and Japanese. Green & gilt paper covered boards with illustrated & printed title label to front cover; all edges silver. Small scrape to title label else fine. The story of the 47 Ronin, known as Chushingur, is one of the most popular Samurai tales in Japan. It is an 18th-century historical event in which a band of R nin (leaderless Samurai) avenged the death of their master. The incident immediately inspired a succession of Kabuki and Bunraku plays.
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Along Lenins Bright Road

Along Lenins Bright Road

by Mazulans, Janis

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[Sweden]: Latvian National Foundation, 1962. First Edition. 4to. [56] pp. Photo-illustrations of scenes of buildings, people, landscapes in Latvia during the early part of the 20th Century. Red wrappers in very good condition. "This book is written in the name of all those millions of people who live in the Soviet Union and have no opportunity to assert their human needs and rights." The author lived in Latvia under Soviet occupation for 15 years after which he travelled as a tourist in 1960 to Stockholm, bringing with him this book; he chose to remain in the free world and completed his work with material he found in the West.
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An-Yang: A Retrospect

An-Yang: A Retrospect

by Yetts, W. Perceval

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London: The China Society, 1942. First Edition. Octavo; 40pp; illustrations including Bibliography. Near Fine copy in original grey printed stapled wrappers. China Society Occasional Papers; New Series No. 2.
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An Anglo-Chinese Calendar for 250 Years. 1751 to 2000

An Anglo-Chinese Calendar for 250 Years. 1751 to 2000

by Kliene, Charles, compiler

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Hong Kong, 1905. Hardcover. Quarto; 2 preliminary leaves, 4, [3], 500pp. Later 3/4 red leatherette and grey boards,spine titled in gold. Extremities are somewhat worn, lacks frontis, final leaf reinforced with tape, otherwise a tight, sound copy. Printed by Man Yu Tong, Limited, Hongkong. Tipped in is a sheet listing 'Calendars 1776 - 2000' (offsetting to Dedication Page). Includes 'Table of the Twenty-four Solar Terms, or Sections into which the Chinese Year is divided' and 'The Twenty-eight Constellations.' The book presents the Chinese and Western calendars with year, the Chinese and Western months and days in Arabic numerals, and the days of the week are also listed.
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Arab Learning Enlightens the West

by Saadeh, Wajih Ibrahim

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Birzeit, Palestine: W.I.S. Arab Society Establishment, 2009. Third edition. Softcover. Near Fine copy. 8vo. 79pp,.Pale blue wraps in new condition. The impact of Arab learning on Western European society that consequently led to the 15th century Renaissance. Celebrating our 15th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.
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Around the Pyramids: being a Tour in the Holy Land, and, Incidentally, through Several European Countries, and Portions of Africa, During the Years 1859-60

by Ward, Aaron

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New York: Carleton, 1863. 1st. Hardcover. First edition. 8vo. xii, 309pp, including appendix, plus 8pp of publisher's catalog. Brown cloth covered boards; blind stamped illustration to boards and spine; faded gilt titles to the spine. Light wear to extremities, more so to spine ends and corners; light foxing & age toning to pages; previous owner name in pencil; red ink marks to prelims; a very good copy. Ward, a New York congressman, writes of his travels with his daughter in Europe and the Far East. Next day shipping. Celebrating our 20th year - all domestic orders ship with Delivery Confirmation Tracking Number - Images available upon request.
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Arrogance and Anxiety: The Ambivalence of German Power, 1848-1914 (INSCRIBED by author)

by Farrar, L. L., Jr.

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Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1994. 1st. Hardbound. Fine copy in grey cloth gilt stamped at spine. Octavo, (xiv), 221 pp. INSCRIBED on ffep 'To --- and ---,/Generous hosts, old friends/ models of enthusiasm, & /inspiration/Fondly/Marjorie and Lance/28 August 1994' Laid in is a personal and emotional tls on the author's letterhead.
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Asia Major: New Series Vol. I Part I.

Asia Major: New Series Vol. I Part I.

by Schindler, B., editor

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London: Taylor's Foreign Press, 1949. First Edition. Octavo; frontis of Henri Maspero (to whom the volume is dedicated); 138pp. Spine chipped, erasure to front cover, bookseller sticker inside front cover otherwise a Very Good copy in grey printed wrappers. 'A review devoted to the study of the languages, arts and civilisations of the Far East and Central Asia.' In this publication, Dr. Schindler re-introduces the periodical which had been suspended in 1935; articles include'The Range of Sound Alternations in Tibetan Word Families' by W. Simon; 'Ginkgo Biloba or Yin Hsing' by A.C. Moule; 'A Khotanese Text concerning the Turks in Kantsou' by H.W. Bailey; 'The Rise of the Eunuchs during the T'ang Dynasty' by J.K. Rideout; 'A Datable Shang-Yin Inscription' by W. Perceval Yetts; 'Notes on Mencius' by Arthur Waley; 'Motoori's View of Phonetics and Linguistics in his Mojigoe no Kanazukai and Kanji San On Ko' by J.R. McEwan; 'The Liang Chou Rebellion, 184-221 A.D. by G. Haloun; plus 'Miscellaneous… Read More
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Asia in the Making of Europe Volume I: The Century of Discovery (Complete in 2 volumes)

Asia in the Making of Europe Volume I: The Century of Discovery (Complete in 2 volumes)

by Lach, Donald F.

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1971. Second Printing. Octavos; xxviii, 1-492pp; xii, 493-963pp. Fine copies in publisher's maroon cloth, illustrated endpapers, lettered in gold, black panels on spine; dust jackets have light extremity wear.
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Asia in the Making of Europe Volume II: A Century of Wonder (Complete in 3 volumes)

Asia in the Making of Europe Volume II: A Century of Wonder (Complete in 3 volumes)

by Lach, Donald F.

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Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1977. First Editions. Octavos; xviii, 257pp; xxi, 1-392pp; xii, 393-764pp. Fine copies in publisher's green cloth, illustrated endpapers lettered in gold, black panels on spine; dust jackets have light extremity wear. Book One is 'The Visual Arts;' Book Two 'The Literary Arts;' Book Three 'The Scholarly Disciplines.'. "... the first systematic, inclusive study of the impact of the high civilizations of Asia on the development of modern Western civilization. 'A Century of Wonder', the second volume of the series, examines the influence which the vast new body of information about Asia had on the arts, institutions, literatures, and ideas of sixteenth-century Europe." - dustjacket flap.
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Attische Mauern

Attische Mauern

by Wrede,Walther

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Athens: Deutsches Archaologisches Institut, 1933. 1st. Hardcover. 4to. 67pp. Index. 113 plates; 10 in-text illustrations. Beige linen with red lettering in near fine condition (light crease to ffep). A work on ancient walls in Greece.
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Auspici D'Impero

by Bodrero, Emilio

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Milano: Alpes Casa Editrice, 1925. Softcover. Very good plus copy (some tears to yap edges; 2 library stamps, 1 on upper page edges). Octavo, 187 pages.
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Autograph Note Signed and Framed with Photograph

by Gladstone, William

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(London), 1879. Autograph note (3 1/2'" x 4 1/2" ) to bookseller James Westell (who because of his intimate friendship with the four-time Prime Minister was known as 'The Gladstonian Bookseller") together with an original photograph (3 1/2" x 4 7/8") of Gladstone by Marion & Co., both displayed within a somewhat worn 10" x 17" contemporary frame (rustic wooden back strengthened with silicone; faint foxing to photograph). Gladstone writes 'Dear Sir, I wrote to you last week about Alastor, In Memoriam, and certain first editions of Carlyle. I should much like to hear by Sat, or Sunday at least as to the last named, whether they carry any and what special market value. Yours faithfully, W Gladstone' I hope you have taken the books for binding. Hawarden Sept 4 '79 I expect to be in town on the 11th' The 'Grand Old Man' assembled a 32,000-volume library during his lifetime which he donated to form the core of St. Deiniol's Library (Britain's only Prime Ministerial Library and now known as Gladstone's… Read More
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The Avoidable War (Two Volumes) Inscribed by author

by Brody, J. Kenneth

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New Brunswick NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2000. 1st. Fine copies in dust jackets. Volume 2 signed on title page and inscribed on ffep 'For Professor ---/In appreciation of your many/kindnesses and your contributions/to this work./Sincerely/ J. Kenneth Brody/March 31, 2000' Laid in is an tls from the author to the professor. V. 1. Lord Cecil & the policy of principle, 1933-1935 -- V. 2. Pierre Laval & the politics of reality, 1935-1936.
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Bali

by Hiss, Philip Hanson

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New York: Duell, Sloan And Pearce, 1941. Second Printing. Hardcover. 4to. 112 pp. Photo-plates. Tan cloth, illustrated endpapers in photo-illustrated dustjacket. Near fine in very good dustjacket (front & rear flap corners clipped; wear to extremities; creasing down front edge). The author/photographer spent a year in preparation for this book, exploring it thoroughly and studying its traditions and customs. Hiss captures through his photography the daily life of the Balinese people, showing them fishing, in religious ceremonies, and most dramatic of all, in their traditional dancing. "Here is a book which truly captures and reveals the wonderful life of Bali." - dustjacket flap.
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