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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  $160.00

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 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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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  $12.00

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... View more info

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

By: N/A

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $8.00

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

By: Allan, Tony; Phillips, Charles

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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 Hea... View more info

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

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00  $4.00

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 settle... 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  $140.00

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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Japonica

By: Arnold, Sir Edwin

Price: $15.00  $12.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1891

Seller ID: 2199450

Condition: Good


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  $1.60

Publisher: The Judson Press: 1957

Seller ID: 1527818

Condition: Very Good


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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Haiku Harvest (Japanese Haiku, Series IV)

By: Beilenson, Peter; Behn, Harry

Price: $8.00  $6.40

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 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: $600.00  $480.00

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  $12.00

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  $24.00

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  $5.60

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 k... View more info

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Imperial Woman: A Novel

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $8.00  $6.40

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 know... View more info

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When Iron Gates Yield

By: Bull, Geoffrey T.

Price: $15.00  $12.00

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  $5.60

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  $6.40

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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Bound Feet & Western Dress

By: Chang, Pang-Mei Natasha

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Doubleday: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1531746

Condition: Very Good


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

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Chinese Brush Painting

By: Cherrett, Pauline

Price: $6.00  $4.80

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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The Heart of the Dragon

By: Clayre, Alasdair

Price: $3.00  $2.40

Publisher: Dragonbooks Aps: 1986

Seller ID: 1515492

Condition: Very Good


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  $12.00

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; A... 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  $16.00

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  $5.60

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 teachin... View more info

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Chinese Astrology

By: Delsol Paula

Price: $6.00  $4.80

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 co... 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: $125.00  $100.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1967

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2282500

Condition: Very Good


Book club editions, except The Lessons of History which is a 5th printing. Nine of the eleven volumes in the set lack jackets; Rousseau and Revolution and The Age of Napoleon include their jackets, as does The Lessons of History. Board corners of a couple volumes lightly discolored. 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... View more info

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  $120.00

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... View more info

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Questions of Heaven: The Chinese Journeys of an American Buddhist

By: Ehrlich, Gretel

Price: $20.00  $16.00

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