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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

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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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A Handbook of Current Americanisms (ASIAN CHARACTERS)

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1981

Seller ID: 2297558

Condition: Near Fine


Light crease on front wrapper, ink stamp on rear wrapper, top page ridge very lightly foxed. 1981 Small Softcover. 515 pp. 5 x 3 1/2. Asian characters. A Handbook of Current Americanisms. View more info

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Sogetsu Exhibition, 48

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sogetsu Publication Dept. Tokyo, Japan: 1966

Seller ID: 2298600

Condition: Near Fine


JAPANESE TEXT. Ink name on front wrapper and on front wrapper verso. 1966 Soft Cover. Red wrappers. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926. In the... View more info

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Sogetsu Exhibition, 49

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sogetsu Publication Dept. Tokyo, Japan: 1967

Seller ID: 2298601

Condition: Near Fine


JAPANESE TEXT. Minor general wear. 1967 Soft Cover. Purple wrappers. Includes photo sheet. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926. In the beginnin... View more info

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Ikebana International Magazine: Dedicated to the Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, Spring-Summer 1968, Issue No. 23

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ikebana International: 1968

Seller ID: 2298604

Condition: Very Good


Light smudge on front wrapper, minor general wear. 1968 Magazine. CONTENTS: From the Editor's Desk; President's Message; On the Cover; Perennial Favorite; Ikenobo School; The Artist Potter in Australia; Ichiyo School; Ohara School; Misho-ryu; Queen of Flowers; Enshu School; Sogetsu School; Ryuseiha; Bonsai in America; Make Your Own Bamboo Containers; Wild Flowers of France; Old Roses of Luxembourg. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to be... View more info

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Ikebana International Magazine: Dedicated to the Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, Fall-Winter 1966, Issue No. 19

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ikebana International: 1966

Seller ID: 2298605

Condition: Very Good


Top corner bumped. 1966 Magazine. CONTENTS: From the Editor's Desk; 10 Years of Ikebana International Leadership; Akahada Pottery; President's Message; On the Cover; In Search of the Unusual; Japan, Land of Ivory and Ikebana; Sogetsu School; Hosokawa Bonseki School; Ohara School; Three Temples of Nara; Chiko School; Ikenobo School; Kofu School; Suika School; Seika Koryu; Ichiyo School; Hanagatami. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to bec... View more info

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Ikebana International Magazine: Dedicated to the Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, Exhibition 1967, Issue No. 20

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ikebana International: 1967

Seller ID: 2298606

Condition: Near Fine


Bottom corner of rear wrapper lightly bumped. 1967 Magazine. CONTENTS: Chapter List; From the Editor's Desk; President's Message; On the Cover; Ikenobo in the Louvre; Latin American Tour and Exhibitions; How Ohara Produces an Exhibition; A Paramount Production. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He fo... View more info

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Ikebana International Magazine: Dedicated to the Art of Japanese Flower Arrangement, Spring-Summer 1967, Issue No. 21

By: N/A

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Ikebana International: 1967

Seller ID: 2298607

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped. 1967 Magazine. CONTENTS: From the Editor's Desk; President's Message; On the Cover; Enshu; Ohara School; Ichiyo School; Saga; Sogetsu School; Shogetsudo-Koryu; Seasons and Reasons; Legend of a Japanese Home Garden; Ryuseiha; Ikenobo Institute; Wafu; Misho-Ryu Nakayama Bunpo-Kai; Soami; Nisshin; Beneath the Surface. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expres... View more info

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Ikebana Sogetsu, 55

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sogetsu-School:

Seller ID: 2298608

Condition: Near Fine


JAPANESE TEXT. Minor general wear. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926. In the beginning, he promoted the school through radio. As of 2016, the... View more info

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Ikebana Sogetsu, 56

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sogetsu-School:

Seller ID: 2298609

Condition: Near Fine


JAPANESE TEXT. Very minor general wear. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926. In the beginning, he promoted the school through radio. As of 2016... View more info

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Ikebana Sogetsu, 57

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Sogetsu-School:

Seller ID: 2298610

Condition: Near Fine


JAPANESE TEXT. Very minor general wear. Sogetsu-ry? is a school of Ikebana, or Japanese floral art. Sogetsu was founded by Sofu Teshigahara in 1927. Sofu's father was an Ikebana master, who taught his son from childhood. Sofu wanted to become a painter, but he found that the possibilities for creative expression in using green materials are endless, just as in painting. He found that the strict rules of traditional ikebana did not allow individual expression. He broke away from traditional ikebana and formed his school in 1926. In the beginning, he promoted the school through radio. As of 2016... 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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Singapore, 1941-1942 (The Politics and Strategy of the Second World War)

By: Allen, Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: mph: 1977

Seller ID: 2303056

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1977 Trade Paperback. 343 pp. Winston Churchill described the loss of Singapore as the greatest disaster ever to befall British arms. Louis Allen analyzes the remote political causes of the Japanese campaign, gives an account of the events of the campaign, and then attempts to apportion responsibility for the defeat. 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

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The Dragon's Triangle

By: Berlitz, Charles

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Wynwood Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2296325

ISBN: 0922066191

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Jacket edges lightly bumped. 1989 Hard Cover. 208 pp. The Devil's Sea, also known as the Dragon's Triangle, the Formosa Triangle and the Pacific Bermuda Triangle, is a region of the Pacific around Miyake Island, about 100 km south of Tokyo. The size and area varies with the report (the only reports stem from the 1950s), with various reports placing it 70 miles from an unspecified part of Japan's east coast, 300 miles from the coast, and even near Iwo Jima, 750 miles from the coast. The story is apparently based on a few articles published in Japanese newspapers in January 1955 o... View more info

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The Crane Wife

By: Bodkin, Odds

Price: $40.00  $32.00

Publisher: Gulliver Books / Harcourt Brace & Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by illustrator

Seller ID: 2303011

ISBN: 0152014071

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Signed by illustrator without inscription. An excellent copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. When Osamu, a lonely sail maker, nurses an injured crane one blustery night, he never suspects that this simple act of kindness will change his life forever. Weeks later a mysterious woman arrives on his doorstep, seeking shelter from a storm. Osamu again offers his help, and soon the sail maker and the stranger fall in love and marry. But when he learns of his wife's gift for making magic sails, ambition replaces compassion--and Osamu risks losing the great happiness he has found. With majestic ... 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

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 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  $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 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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The Good Earth (International Collectors Library)

By: Buck, Pearl S.

Price: $10.00  $8.00

Publisher: International Collectors Library: 1949

Seller ID: 2300976

Condition: Very Good


Front joint broken, top edge of board lightly bumped. 1949 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 260 pp. Original Black leatherette hardcover binding with gold lettering & design, gilt top page ridge, purple ribbon marker. This tells the poignant tale of a Chinese farmer and his family in old agrarian China. The humble Wang Lung glories in the soil he works, nurturing the land as it nurtures him and his family. Nearby, the nobles of the House of Hwang consider themselves above the land and its workers; but they will soon meet their own downfall. Hard times come upon Wang Lu... 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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Among the Dervishes: An Account of Travels in Asia and Africa, and Four Years Studying the Dervishes, Sufis and Fakirs, by Living Among Them

By: Burke, O. M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: E. P. Dutton: 1975

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2296363

ISBN: 0525473866

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Very minor general wear. 1975 Trade Paperback. 203 pp. The First-Hand Account of a Westerner's Travels through the Land of the Sufis. 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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The Gobi Desert (Virago/Beacon Travelers)

By: Cable, Mildred; French, Francesca; Warner, Marina

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Beacon Press: 1987

Seller ID: 2295280

ISBN: 0807070335

Condition: Good


Former copy of St. John's Home - call number taped to spine, pocket and ink stamp. Marginalia throughout, pages lightly toned. 1987 Trade Paperback. xxi, 303 pp. Fold-out maps follows text. The author describes her experiences crossing the Gobi Desert in 1926 with her two fellow English missionaries, and shares her observations on the people and land of the region. View more info

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Wildcat Furs to China: The Cruise of the Sloop Experiment

By: Carmer, Carl

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2297521

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Spine lightly toned, boards soiled, ink gift note on front free endpaper. 1945 Hard Cover. 76 pp. Story based on Hudson River history, with color illustrations by Elizabeth Black Carmer. 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