The Prints of The Ten Bamboo Studio followed by plates from the Kaempfer Series and Perfect Harmony. Presentation and Commentary by Joseph Vedlich.
(New York): Crescent Books, (1979).
124pp. Name in Japanese on half title (large) o/w fine in a near fine d/w.
The Dragon Wakes China and the West 1793-1911.
(London): Longman, (1970). First edition.
427pp. Fine in a d/w.
China in the 19th century.
WISE, Michael. (compiler).
Travellers' Tales Of The South China Coast. Hong Kong, Canton , Macao.
Singapore: Times Books International, (1986).
256pp. Fine in d/w.
Seventy visitors from around the world give at first hand vivid account of their experiences --of high society at Government House, and low life in Canton gaols, of spies in Hong Kong and pirates on buccaneering junks, or typhoons, burglars and Eastern magic, of gambling, opium and slavery.
New York: Crown, (1980). First edition.
339pp. Fine in d/w.
An account of the travels of American entertainer Steve Allen after the Nixon overtures in 1972.
The Rebel Emperor.
London: Victor Gollancz, 1958. First edition. With a presentation inscription from the author.
356pp. Fine in d/w.
"The fabulous story of the Heavenly King, who, in zeal for Christ, his 'Elder Brother' dominated China for years, until he was at last put down by the imperialist troops, with the aid of Charles George 'Chinese' Gordon."
Prospective Missions In China.
Boston: Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1833. First edition.
cont. leather spine, marble boards,
126pp. Some foxing o/w a nice copy.
Voyages Through The Northern Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and Chinese Sea.
Dublin: Printed by Bentham and Hardy, 1825. Later printing.
full contemporary calf,
178pp. Names and writing on front and rear e/papers and pastedowns, binding chipped and worn, a good copy.
A Chinese Mirror. Being Reflections of the Reality Behind Appearance. With Drawings by Lucille Douglass.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, London: Jonathan Cape, (1925). First U.S. edition. (printed in Great Britain). Signed by the author and illustrator.
plain cloth spine with patterned cloth boards,
464pp. Some rubbing along lower edges of boards but o/w a near fine copy.
An interesting work with chapters on "The Grass Hut By the Yellow Reach," "The Literary Background of the Great River," "The Chinese Idea of a Garden," "Symbolism of the Purple Forbidden City," "T'ai Shan: The Great Mountain," "Cult of the Spiritual Magistrates of City Walls and City Moats" " Synopsis of Chinese History from the Legendary Times to the Founding of the Republic" and "A Biographical Index."
BACKHOUSE, E. and J.O.P. Bland.
Annals & Memoirs of the Court of Peking. (From the 16th to the 20th Century).
London: William Heinemann, (1914). First edition.
orig. rust cloth,
x, 531pp. Name o/w a fine copy.
BALL, J. Dyer.
The Chinese At Home Or The Man of Tong and His Land.
New York: Fleming H. Revell, 1912. First U.S. edition.
orig. blue cloth,
xii, (370)pp. Touch of rubbing to spine ends but o/w a fine copy.
A contemporary account which provides details about the history and customs of the Chinese. Includes chapters on law and order; the Madarian; language; drugs; medicine; cuisine; etc. The account reflects the expected prejudices of the turn of the century missionary.
BALL, J. Dyer.
Things Chinese Or Notes Connected With China.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1904. Fourth edition, Revised and Enlarged.
orig. pictorial yellow cloth,
xii, 816pp. Cloth has a some stains on the upper cover, (like splatter marks) spine discolored but this is still certainly a very good copy.
This work is arranged alphabetically, providing a reference work on "everything Chinese."
BATTISTINI, Lawrence H.
New York: John Day, (1953). First edition.
289pp. Bookplate o/w fine in a very good d/w.
Burying Mao. Chinese Politics in the Age of Den Xiaoping.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, (1994). First edition.
489pp. Fine in d/w.
BECKINGHAM, C.F. and G. W. B. Huntingford.( editors).
Some Records Of Ethiopia 1593-1646 Being Extracts from the History of High Ethiopia Or Abassia By Manoel De Almeida Together With Bahrey's History of the Galla. Translated and Edited by...
London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1954. Second Series, Vol. CVII.
orig. blue cloth with a pictorial decoration in gilt on the upper board,
xcvi, 267pp. Slight rubbing to spine o/w fine.
Return To China.
London: Heinemann, (1957). First edition.
251pp. A nice copy.
Return to China.
London: Heinemann, (1957). First Englihs edition.
x, 251pp. Near fine ina worn d/w.
A journalist and diplomat who lived in China in the 1930's, who speaks Chinese and knew China's revolutionary leaders, returns to China in 1956.
BLACK, George and Robin Munro.
Black Hands of Beijing. Lives of Defiance in China's Democracy Movement.
New York: John Wiley & Sons, (1993). First edition.
Cloth backed boards,
390pp. Fine in d/w.
Hong Kong 1997 The Final Settlement.
Hong Kong: Far Eastern Economic Review, (1985). First edition.
228pp. Fine in d/w.
A report by a veteran China journalist on Hong Kong; includes text of the agreement between the British and the Chinese on the future of Hong Kong.
BORDEWICH, Fergus W.
Cathay A Journey In Search of Old China. Introduction by Jan Morris.
New York: Prentice Hall, (1991). First edition.
Cloth backed boards,
xxvi, 304pp. Small dot on lower fore edge o/w fine in d/w.
Travels in China by an American who had lived in Peking.
BORTONE, Fernando (S.J.)
I Gesuiti Alla Corte Di Pechino Due Secoli E Mezzo Di Eroismi Per La Diffusione Della Fede Cattolica in Cina....
Roma: Desclee & C. (1969).
orig. glossy wrappers,
(300)pp. Bookplate o/w a nice copy.