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The Traveller's Malay Pronouncing Hand-Book.

By: N/A

Price: £50.00

Publisher: Fraser & Neave Ltd: 1911

Edition: 5th or later Edition

Seller ID: 003985

Condition: Very Good


Small hardcover with cloth covered boards, some darkening to top edge but otherwise Very Good. Tenth edition, pp 282, xxvi, index. View more info

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The Mad Motorists: The Great Peking - Paris Race of '07.

By: Andrews, Allen.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: George G. Harrap: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006292

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in Very Good condition, complete with dustwrapper, price clipped, otherwise also in Very Good condition. With a clear archival wrapper. First edition, previous owner's name stamped on flyleaf. 'Aboyne Christmas 1964' written underneath. With b&w illustrations, pp256 and index. This book is the story of the great Peking-Paris Road Race of 1907 in which participants semi-wittingly entered themselves into. They had to pass derelict bridges, fast rivers, quicksa... View more info

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The Malays.

By: Anthony Milner

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005564

ISBN: 063117222X

Condition: Near Fine


Hardcover with some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Near Fine condition, dustjacket enclosed in a clear archival wrap, some light shelfwear but otherwise Near Fine. First edition, pp 293, b&w illustrations, figures and maps, bibliography, index. Just who are 'the Malays'? This provocative study poses the question and considers how and why the answers have changed over time, and from one region to another. Anthony Milner develops a sustained argument about ethnicit... View more info

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The Singapore Story: A Reconstruction of one of the Greatest Catastrophes in British Military History, from Official Dispatches and Eye-Witness Accounts.

By: Attiwill, Kenneth.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Frederick Muller Ltd.: 1959

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004434

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition, dustwrapper with some discoloured areas to rear and small closed tears repaired internally but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 253, b&w illustrations, maps on end papers, index. A Reconstruction of one of the Greatest Catastrophes in British Military History, from Official Dispatches and Eye-Witness Accounts. View more info

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China in Old Photographs 1860-1910.

By: Beers, Burton F.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Dorset Press, 1981. 0880290005: 1981

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 1668

ISBN: 0880290005

Condition: Very Good


Large hardback, in Very Good condition, dustwrapper chipped and repaired but in Good condition, now with clear archival wrap. Second edition? pp 160, b&w illustrations. A look at China in the late 19th to early 20th century. S6. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 2KG, ADDITIONAL POSTAGE COSTS MAY BE REQUIRED. View more info

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Dogs of China and Japan in Nature and Art.

By: Collier, V.W.F.

Price: £175.00

Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd.: 1921

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006263

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in green cloth covers with gilt titles. With colour frontispiece of a Pekingese dog. With Some foxing on the FEP, Hand cut pages, some still uncut. With index, pp xix 206, with b&w illustrations and nine colour plates. Chapters include: The Chinese Lion, Symbolism of the Buddhist and Lamaist Lion. Historical references to dogs of Pekingese type, Evolution of the Chinese Pekingese type, The Chinese Pug, The Japanese dogs, The Chinese lion dog, Toy dogs in Chin... View more info

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The Door Marked Malaya.

By: Crawford, Oliver.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Rupert Hart-Davis: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004368

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in Very Good condition with edge rubbed dustwrapper with some small closed tears repaired internally and in otherwise Very Good condition, now enclosed in a clear archival wrap. First edition, pp 237, b&w map. A story of national service with The Somerset Light Infantry during the communist troubles in Malaya. Scarce. View more info

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The Wandering Student in the Far East Volume 2.

By: Earl of Ronaldshay

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Blackwood & Son: 1908

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 003964

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover with some slightly roughcut pages but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp 360, b&w illustrations, index. Volume 2 only View more info

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China: The Three Emperors, 1662-1795

By: Evelyn S. Rawski; Jessica Rawson

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts, London: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005618

ISBN: 1903973694

Condition: Fine


Large hardcover in Fine condition with Fine dustwrapper. First edition, pp 494, full page colour illustrations throughout, catalogue, endnotes, index. To accompany and record this remarkable exhibition, the Royal Academy will publish a sumptuously illustrated catalogue containing full-colour reproductions and scholarly entries for all exhibits. An incisive series of essays by leading experts - among them Jessica Rawson, Warden of Merton College, Oxford; Regina Krahl, i... View more info

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Ancestor-Worship and Japanese Law.

By: Hozumi, Nobushige.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Books For Libraries Press, 1973.: 1973

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 1471

Condition: Near Fine


Hardback, with gilt title to spine, in Very Good+ condition. Second revised edition, pp xxx, 198, index. A look at ancestor worship, religion and politics in Japan. S23. View more info

Image for Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 2, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 5, Chemistry and Chemical Technology; Part 2, Spagyrical Discovery and Invention: Magisteries of Gold and Immortality

By: Joseph Needham

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: 4th Edition

Seller ID: 004813

ISBN: 0521085713

Condition: As New


Hardcover in As New condition with As New dustwrapper. Fourth edition, pp xxxii, 517, b&w illustrations, bibliography, index. The fifth volume of Dr Needham's immense undertaking, like the fourth, is subdivided into parts for ease of assimilation and presentation, each part bound and published separately. The volume as a whole covers the subjects of alchemy, early chemistry, and chemical technology (which includes military invention, especially gunpowder and rockets; pa... View more info

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Japanese Views and Characters. (3 Volumes)

By: Kozaburo, Tamamura.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: Unknown publisher, c.1900s.: 0

Edition: Presumed 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1271

Condition: Near Fine


3 Volumes Complete: Hardcover with hand painted linen boards. First editions? 24 hand coloured collotypes, captioned in English and with tissue guards. A rare collection of photographs from Japan in the early 1900s. SCARCE. Counter Shelf. View more info

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The Religions of China: Confucianism and Taoism Described and Compared with Christianity.

By: Legge, James.

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 006438

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in original cloth covered boards, red text in chinese, manji symbol in bottom corner, gilt titles to spine, spine slightly faded, front board with some marking and sunning, large yellow sticker of "Mudie's Select Library", white torn sticker on spine, edges and corners lightly rubbed but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, pp ix, 310. The Religions of China: Confucianism and Taoism Described and Compared with Christianity by James Legge, p... View more info

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Englishmen & Satsuma (Japanese Edition).

By: Miyazawa, Shinichi.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: Takishobou Shuppan (1988) 4924752061: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller ID: 1283

ISBN: 4924752061

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in dark blue cloth covers with gilt lettering on the front cover and spine. With a yellow slipcase with black lettering. Pp206. Limited edition (2000 Copies printed in 1988.) SCARCE COPY. With b&w illustrations and a colour illustration by Robert Barnes entitles Sakurajima. Fold out line drawing of the bombardment of Kagosima, from the Illustrated London News. The story of British relations with Satsuma. S20. POSTAGE RATES ARE BASED ON A BOOK WEIGHT UP TO 1KG... View more info

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Lafcadio Hearn in Japan.

By: Noguchi, Yone.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Mitchell Kennerly: 1911

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 004488

Condition: Near Fine


Japanese side stitched binding, illustrated textured paper covers and small pieces of silk at head and foot of spine, in Fine condition, publishers original folding card case with cloth title labels, hinges fragile but still intact and complete and in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, second printing, pp 177 frontispiece, b&w illustrations throughout appendix. View more info

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Gathered Leaves from Ceylon.

By: Paterson, Rev. J.G.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: David Bryce and Son: 1894

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 006358

Condition: Very Good


Small hardback in dark blue cloth covers with beveled boards, some light shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good condition. Size: 11 x 14 cm. First edition. With a dedication from the author to previous owner, but not signed. (To Mrs D. Lamond from the Author, 13 Sept 1895) Sepia-style illustration in red ink. With map of Ceylon. With pp146, View more info

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China, 1900: The Eyewitnesses Speak.

By: Sharf, Frederic A & Harrington, Peter.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Greenhill, 2000. 1853674109: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2202

ISBN: 1853674109

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition, with slightly edgworn dustwrapper which is in otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, pp 256, b&w plates and diagrams, bibliography, index. The Boxer Rebellion as described by participants in letters, diaries and photographs. S13. View more info

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Gardening in Malaya.

By: St.Clair-Morford, E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Charles Grenier & Co. Ltd: 1940

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 005952

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover booklet 21' x 13', in card covers, in Very Good condition. Second edition, with pp80. Guide to gardening in the Malayan climate.] View more info

The Hong Kong Gift Book.

By: Stericker, John and Veronica.

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 005411

Condition: Very Good


Hardcover in leather effect covers with gilt titles and illustration. With slight bump on right hand corner. Some discolouration to the front end paper, otherwise Very Good condition. First edition, 12 tipped in colour plates, 4 colour plates of Hong kong in 1946 in attached envelope to rear of book. With b&w, map of Hong Kong. With frontispiece photo of His Excellency Sir Alexander Grantham, Governor of Hong Kong since 1947. THE PACKED WEIGHT OF THIS BOOK IS OVER 1K... View more info

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To a Mountain in Tibet

By: Thubron, Colin.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Chatto & Windus: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 005751

ISBN: 0701183799

Condition: Fine


Hardcover in Fine condition, unclipped dustwrapper with some very light shelfwear but otherwise in Very Good condition. First edition, Signed and Inscribed to "Douglas" on title page, pp 227, index. Mount Kailas is the most sacred of the world's mountains - holy to one fifth of humanity. Isolated beyond the central Himalayas, it is claimed by myth to be the source of the universe created from cosmic waters and the mind of Brahma. Its summit has never been scaled... View more info