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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

Condition: Near Fine


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 Chiang-Hsien; Yang Yu-Huan; Ch'eng I-Nin; An Honorable Maid of the Tang Dynasty; Su Hui; Hua Jui Fu Jen; Hsi Shih; Li-Chuan. 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

Condition: Good


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

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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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Fair


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 conducted by H.H. Parke, L.J. Marion, A.N. Bade, A. Nisbet, and W.A. Smyth. 1951. View more info

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Tibet and the Mountains of Central Asia (Bartholomew World Travel Map)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bartholomew: 1992

Seller ID: 2280309

ISBN: 0702821349

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine condition. 1992 Soft Cover. Folded map. This publication covers the Roof of the World on a single large sheet at the scale of 1:3,000,000. Printed in eight colours, it allows subtle depiction of relief and landscape variety in this one of the most remote and sparsely populated mountain regions of the world. It is a detailed map for general reference, student research, and for those with an interest in mountaineering or travel to exotic destinations. View more info

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Mount Everest (Folded Map)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: National Geographic Society: 1988

Seller ID: 2280315

Condition: Very Good


Light stain along edges. 1988 Soft Cover. Folded map. Two-sided map. Close-up of mountain and perspective within local area of Himalayan mountain range. View more info

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On Hokusai's Daily Exorcisms

By: N/A

Price: $250.00

Publisher: The Kokka Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 2291186

Condition: Good


Former library copy - usual marks. Rear board partially broken away from binding. Light stain along edge of softcover supplement. Oblong. 88 prints, hand-numbered in pencil in top right margin, Japanese text introduction, softcover supplement with English intro and table of contents laid in. A collection of artwork by Hokusai, a Japanese artist, ukiyo-e painter and printmaker of the Edo period. He is especially known for his work, The Great Wave. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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 Heavenly Mandate as the divinely appointed Son of Heaven, intermediary between the world of gods and mortals--Heaven and Earth--... View more info

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The Birth of Indian Civilization: India and Pakistan before 500 B.C.

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289291

ISBN: 0140209506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. 365 pp. Uniquely isolated by mountains and oceans, the Indian sub-continent exhibits in its archaeology a fascinating variety within an overall unity. This comprehensive survey of the foundations of Indian culture has been written by two authors with first-hand experience of digging in India: in their later chapters they are able to draw new conclusions about ancient Indian patterns of settlement, agriculture and economy, technology, religion, and art, and these are based on the finds of the last century and a half... View more info

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Across Asia on a Bicycle: The Journey of Two American Students from Constantinople to Peking

By: Allen, Thomas Gaskell, Jr.; Sachtleben, William Lewis

Price: $175.00

Publisher: The Century Co.: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288761

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink mark on spine, bookplate remains on front and rear paste-down endpapers, ink note on rear paste-down endpaper. 1894 Hard Cover. xii, 234 pp. Gilt titles on spine and on front board, top page ridge gilt. Deckled edges. Published during the Golden Age of Bicycles, with photographs showing cycle designs only recently invented. Describes a three year journey of over 15,000 miles. View more info

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Fir-Flower Tablets: Poems Translated from the Chinese

By: Ayscough, Florence; Lowell, Amy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company: 1926

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2291545

Condition: Very Good


Third printing. No jacket. Spine faintly toned, ink name and date in front free endpaper. 1926 Hard Cover. xcv, 227 pp. Red boards with Asian characters on front board. Poems translated from the Chinese by Florence Ayscough. Includes fold-out map of China showing in black the present divisions and names and in red the ancient districts referred to in the poems. View more info

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Haiku Harvest (Japanese Haiku, Series IV)

By: Beilenson, Peter; Behn, Harry

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Peter Pauper Press: 1962

Seller ID: 2260187

Condition: Very Good


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 translations preserve the sublime spirit of each verse, conjuring vivid visual and emotional impressions in spare words. Haiku... 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: $600.00

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2204371

Condition: Very Good


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. Illustrated with fold-out maps. View more info

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Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan

By: Blair, Clay, Jr.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1976

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2281647

ISBN: 0553010506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Pages lightly toned. 1976 Trade Paperback. 1072 pp. A reconstruction of United States submarine activity in the Pacific during World War II assesses the submarine's role in the overall War. View more info

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

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

Condition: Good


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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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269486

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, spine very slightly cocked, spine head and spine base lightly rubbed. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really knows of her! She has figured in an occasional book, but never before in English, nor indeed in any language so far as we know... View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: John Day Company: 1956

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2276063

Condition: Very Good


Book club edition. Jacket lightly rubbed and toned with minor loss from spine head and foot. 1956 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. When Pearl S. Buck finished writing her autobiographical work, My Several Worlds, she found that the most vivid character memory of her childhood life was Tzu Hsi, the last Empress of China. This is the woman usually known to Westerners as the Empress Dowager, or Old Buddha. But how little the West really knows of her! She has figured in an occasional book, but never before in English, nor indeed in any language so far as we know, h... 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

Condition: Good


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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Chinese Bronzes

By: Bussagli, Mario

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1969

Seller ID: 2278847

ISBN: 1199076325

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 1969 Hard Cover. The book discusses the alloy and mining processes, the casting techniques, and the evolving historical and social background over a two-thousand year period during which the tools, weapons, vessels, and musical instruments were made in China. View more info

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Teachings of Tibetan Yoga: An Introduction to the Spiritual, Mental, and Physical Exercises of the Tibetan Religion

By: Chang, Garma C.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: The Citadel Press: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2288089

ISBN: 0806504609

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Light general wear. 1974 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. This book is an extremely concentrated introduction to the mental, physical, and spiritual exercises of Tibetan Buddhism. Emphasizing the practice of Yoga exercises, the key to its understanding is the learning of Dumo--the generating of internal heat in one's body. 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

ISBN: 1402729936

Condition: Very Good


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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A Handbook of Modern Japan

By: Clement, Ernest W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bay View Reading Group: 1904

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2208416

Condition: Very Good


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; Aesthetic Japan; Disestablishment of Shinto; Confucianism, Bushido, Buddhism; Japanese Christendom; Twentieth Century Japan; T... View more info

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A Day in the Life of China: Photographed By 90 of the World's Leading Photojournalists on One Day, April 15, 1989

By: Cohen, David

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Collins: 1989

Seller ID: 2279063

ISBN: 000215322X

Condition: Near Fine


Includes publisher's slipcase and jacket. An exceptional copy. 1989 Large Hardcover. Ninety of the world's leading photojournalists fanned out across China on a single day to take photographs of the people and places of the varied country. View more info

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Initiations and Initiates in Tibet

By: David-Neel, Alexandra; Rothwell, Fred (Translator)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Shambala: 1971

Seller ID: 2289107

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased. 1971 Trade Paperback. 224 pp. Nestled amid the high peaks and eternal snows of the Himalayas and other mountain ranges, Tibet is home to a centuries-old Buddhist tradition, rich in mystic rites and rituals aimed at helping adherents achieve spiritual bliss. In this fascinating volume, a noted authority delves into the nature and sources of Tibetan mysticism, providing readers with a wealth of information regarding Lamaic rites of initiation and the teachings given to initiates, both during and after the initiation ceremonies. The author first defines Tibetan mysticism and examin... View more info

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Chinese Astrology

By: Delsol Paula

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Hippocrene Books: 1972

Seller ID: 2288086

ISBN: 0882540009

Condition: Near Fine


Rear wrapper lightly creased. 1972 Trade Paperback. 248 pp. Translated from the French by Peter and Tanya Leslie. The Orientals have governed their lives by the Zodiac for thousands of years before the Western World began to look for influences from the stars. Here, for the first time, Paula Delsol has brought us a survey of the multiple influences of the Oriental Zodiac. Instead of relying on the sun, as we do with our signs of the Zodiac, the Necromancers in Asiatic countries base their calculations on the moon - or rather on lunar years. As with our signs of the Zodiac the cycle is in terms... View more info

Image for The Story of Civilization 11 Volume Hardcover Set: I. Our Oriental Heritage, II. The Life of Greece, III. Caesar and Christ, IV. The Age of Faith, V. The Renaissance, VI. The Reformation, VII. The Age of Reason Begins, VIII. The Age of Louis XIV, IX. The Age of Voltaire, X. Rousseau and Revolution; XI. The Age of Napoleon [with] The Lessons of History

The Story of Civilization 11 Volume Hardcover Set: I. Our Oriental Heritage, II. The Life of Greece, III. Caesar and Christ, IV. The Age of Faith, V. The Renaissance, VI. The Reformation, VII. The Age of Reason Begins, VIII. The Age of Louis XIV, IX. The Age of Voltaire, X. Rousseau and Revolution; XI. The Age of Napoleon [with] The Lessons of History

By: Durant, Will & Ariel

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2289263

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions. Jackets rubbed with a few chips from corners, sticker remnants on jacket spines. 1967 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Complete in eleven hardcover volumes, with The Lessons of History included as a bonus volume. 9 3/4 x 7. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Numerous black & white photographs, maps on endpapers. An exhaustive historical work including approximately 10,000 pages of material. The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant is an eleven-volume set of books. It was written over a lifetime, and it totals two million words across ne... View more info

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Questions of Heaven: The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2281694

ISBN: 0807073105

Condition: Fine


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. A fine copy. 1997 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 128 pp. A practicing Buddhist, the author of The Solace of Open Spaces embarks on a pilgrimage to climb one of China's four sacred mountains and finds Buddhist lamas seeking refuge from repression and pandas fighting extinction. View more info

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Requiem: By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina

By: Faas, Horst; Page, Tim; Halberstam, David; Arnett, Peter; Bartimus, Tad; Khuyen, Nguyen; Laurence, John; Pyle, Richard; Schoendoerffer, Pierre; Sheehan, Neil; Swain, Jon; Touhy, William

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Random House: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291140

ISBN: 0679456570

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1/4 inch jacket tear, jacket flap edges very faintly toned. Ink name on front flyleaf. 1997 Large Hardcover. 336 pp. By the Photographers Who Died in Vietnam and Indochina. Between the height of the French Indochina War in the fifties and the fall of Phnom Penh and Saigon in 1975, 135 photographers from all sides of the conflict are recorded as missing or having been killed. This book is a memorial to those men and women, and in many cases it includes the last photographs they took.--Front jacket flap. 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

Condition: Good


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's new book may be read at one level as an intellectual biography, Keizan is portrayed here less as an original thinker than a... View more info

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Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism

By: Govinda, Lama Anagarika

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Samuel Weiser, Inc.: 1973

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2288091

ISBN: 0877280649

Condition: Very Good


Fifth printing. Spine lightly toned. 1973 Trade Paperback. 311 pp. A complete explanation of the esoteric principles of Mantra that also clarifies the differences between Hindu and Tibetan yoga. Translated into many languages, this is an important text for any student of Buddhism. With bibliography, index, and illustrations. View more info